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Mild Earthquake Shakes Eilat

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Another earthquake, at least the seventh in the past week, hit Israel again on Wednesday, this time in Eilat and causing a bit of nervousness but no injuries or damage.

All of the previous recent earthquakes were in the area of Tiberias and the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), in northern Israel.

The temblor in Eilat was measured at 3.3. on the Richter scale and was felt around 3:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. EDT). Seismologists said the unusual number of earthquakes in a short period of time do not necessarily mean that a major quake is on the horizon, but the coincidence of the temblors has re-awakened awareness about a possible disaster in the event of a major quake.

Home Front Minister MK Gilad Erdan of the Likud party told the Knesset Wednesday that a major earthquake could cause the deaths of 7,000 people and injuries to tens of thousands others.


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One Response to “Mild Earthquake Shakes Eilat”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The prophet(recent haphtara) talks about a major earthquake that will destroy the invading armies that invade Israel at the end of days. Is this a sign? Our enemies desire to attack us seems to match the prophesy that Hashem will lure the enemies to Israel in order to destroy them.

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