Earthquake hits Israel's north, for the third time in a week

Residents in the cities of Tiberius and Safed reported light tremors.

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July 5, 2018 14:08

Footage of the earthquake in northern Israel captured by road cameras, July 4, 2018 (Netivei Israel)

Footage of the earthquake in northern Israel captured by road cameras, July 4, 2018 (Netivei Israel)

 
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An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was reported in the cities of Tiberius and Safed in the north of Israel Thursday morning.

This is the third earthquake in the region this week.

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An earlier earthquake was felt by residents of the Haifa and Western Galilee region at around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday night.

That quake was measured at 4.5 on the Richter scale, according to the Israeli Geophysical Institute. The quake reportedly reached southern Lebanon and northeastern Jordan. According to the Israel Police there were no reports of damage or injury.


The first earthquake on Wednesday also shook residents of the Haifa and Galilee region shortly before 5:00 a.m.

The Israeli Geophysical Institute said a moderate earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale was measured at 4:50 a.m. 14 kilometers (8.6 miles) from the city of Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, at a depth of two kilometers.

Eytan Halon contributed to this report.

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