Kinneret at sunset 311.
(photo credit: Joe Yudin)
The epicenter of an earthquake felt across northern Israel Sunday was in the
Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) and Hula area, the Geophysical Institute of
Israel (GII) stated.
With a 3.7 impact on the Richter scale, the
earthquake was felt by residents of Metulla, Kiryat Shmona and Tiberias. Police
said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale struck in August 2011, and was felt in
various parts of the country.
There were no reports of damage or
At the time, the GII confirmed that the epicenter of the quake
was in the Mediterranean Sea, some 40 kilometers west of Binyamina. The
institute received reports from people who felt the quake in Haifa, Afula, Tel
Aviv, Herzliya and Kibbutz Nativ.
Another earthquake struck earlier that
year in April, although that tremor did not register on the Richter
In July, National Economic Council chair Professor Eugene Kandel
said that Israel was not financially ready to cope with the aftermath of a large
earthquake, Army Radio reported.
“I don’t recommend to anyone to rely on
the government in such a scenario,” Kandel said.