Saturday, November 24, 2007

Earthquake - Israel (Dead Sea) NOV

An earthquake hits Israel for the third time in a week: The Geophysical Institute of Israel (GII) reported Saturday that a 4.1 magnitude earthquake was felt throughout the country. No injuries or damage were reported.

According to reports, the earthquake hit around 00:19am, originating in Israel's plains area.

Earlier this week, two earthquakes, measuring 3 and 4.2 on the Richter scale, were felt throughout Israel, causing no damage or injuries.

"We were just sitting in the living room when the whole building started to shake for about 20 seconds," Tomer Morgenstern of Kiryat Uno told Ynet.

Rami Hopshteter, manager of the GII, explained that "the quake is not surprising as there is a lot of activity in the Dead Sea area… However, it is impossible to draw any clear conclusions about the future. The State of Israel has been preparing for an earthquake for the past several years, but more can always be done to improve our preparedness."
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