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3.5-magnitude quake hits north of Lake Kinneret
By SHARON UDASIN
13/01/2014
Residents in area report feeling small tremors; no injuries or damage reported.
 
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter Scale rattled northern Israel at about 3:01 p.m. on Monday, with its epicenter just north of Lake Kinneret, according to the Israel Geophysical Institute’s Seismology Division.

No injuries were reported.

The last earthquake to be felt in Israel were tremors from a mild eastern Mediterranean quake on December 28, which registered 5.8 on the Richter Scale and was centered about 80 kilometers south-southwest of Avsallar, Turkey.

Prior to these tremors, Israelis near Haifa felt a 3.4-magnitude quake on December 12, which followed a string of minor quakes in Israel’s North in October.

The last significant quake to impact Israel was a 6.2 magnitude tremor in 1927, which caused the deaths of some 550 people on both sides of the Jordan River and considerable damage in Jerusalem, Nablus, and Jericho.
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