Minor earthquake once again felt in north Israel

A minor earthquake was felt once again in the Kinneret area in northern Israel on Sunday night, with a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter scale.

Two other minor earthquakes felt in the same area today.  According to the Geophysical Institute of Israel, the first earthquake was measured at 3 on the Richter scale and the second 3.9.

The city of Tiberias has launched an emergency hotline for people in distress following the earthquakes that were felt since last Wednesday in the city and surrounding area.

Yesterday, a 3.4 earthquake was felt in the north of the country at about 5:10am. The earthquake’s epicenter was in the northern Kinneret, as the series of earthquakes felt on Wednesday and Thursday.

3.4 earthquake felt in northern Israel

“In our area earthquakes happen. The last major earthquake struck in 1927, and the one before was in 1836, so we understand that every 100 years a serious earthquake strikes,” retired IDF Home Front Col. Gili Shenhar, said.