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Tel Aviv - Minor Earthquake Felt In Israel

Published on: May 15, 2019 01:25 PM
By: JTA
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Tel Aviv - An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was felt throughout Israel.

The temblor at about 8 p.m. Wednesday was centered about 125 miles off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between the northern Israeli cities of Haifa and Hadera, according to Israel’s Geophysical Institute.

No injuries or damage have been reported.

Residents of Jerusalem, central Israel and southern Israel reported feeling the quake.

Last July, a swarm of more than a dozen small but noticeable earthquakes shook northern Israel near the Sea of Galilee. At least four measured higher than 4 on the Richter scale, with some felt as far away as Jerusalem. A similar swarm occurred in 2013.

The Sea of Galilee is located on top of the Dead Sea Fault, also known as the Great Rift Valley, which runs from Africa to Turkey.



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 May 15, 2019 at 01:29 PM Secular Says:

Eurovision

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 May 15, 2019 at 02:45 PM Naftush Says:

Indeed, Secular. Minor earthquakes in Israel are good. They take pressure off the faults and make the "big one" less likely or less dangerous. So let's have a Eurovision every day.

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