Richter Scale, earthquake quake hand graph 311 (R).
(photo credit: Pichi Chuang / Reuters)
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.
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
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,