Minor earthquake felt in northern Israel

Earthquake measuring 3.7 on Richter Scale felt north of Metula as well as in Kiryat Shmona and Safed. No injuries or damage reported.

3.7 on Richer Scale Photo: Shutterstock

3.7 on Richer Scale - Photo: Shutterstock

A 3.7 magnitude earthquakewas felt in northern Israel on Wednesday morning. The Geological Survey of Israel told Ynet that the quake’s epicenter was in south Lebanon and that it was primarily felt north of Metula. Israelis reported feeling the quake in Kiryat Shmona, Shlomi and Safed as well. No injuries or damage were reported.

“I suddenly felt the earth shaking below me,” Bracha Cook from Kiryat Shmona told Ynet. “It wasn’t scary, just odd. I sat and felt the earth moving, the whole office did but no one panicked.”

Safed Municipal engineer Rafi Graziani said he felt the earthquake at his office. “It lasted a few seconds and everything around me was shaking,” he said.

Last month, a 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Kinneret area.


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By: Aviel Magnezi