4.1 earthquake hits Israel


The epicenter of Saturday’s quake was located on the Dead Sea Rift, source of the majority of Israel’s strongest earthquakes.


A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck southern Israel, the Geophysical Institute of Israel said. The quake was felt across the country.
 - Alon Ron

Earthquake – Photo: Alon Ron

The earthquake’s center was in the Dead Sea Rift, a system of faults prone to earthquakes, and the source of most of the powerful quakes which struck Israel.

Saturday’s earthquake was the first of its magnitude in this segment of the Rift in recent years. However, the earthquake doesn’t foretell of the frequency or magnitude of future earthquakes.

Last January a magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck north of Lake Kinneret, injuring no one and causing no damage.

About six months ago, a series of medium to minor earthquakes shook Israel.


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