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There were no injuries or damage reported.
Residents in Cyprus, Jordan and Egypt also reported feeling an earthquake.
People in Afula, Nazereth and Migdal Haemek in the North said they also heard loud explosions.
The area along the Israel-Jordan border is highly susceptible to earthquakes. Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians joined forces to provide the best possible response in case such a disaster strikes
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
7,000 fatalities are expected from a major earthquake.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
We have no control over when the next major earthquake will hit Israel. But we can prepare for the worst before it is too late.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
To most Israelis, the government’s answer to the imminent threat of another, long overdue quake is the so-called Tama 38, a Hebrew acronym for National Outline Plan 38.
Looking at Israel’s earthquake preparedness in the wake of the tragedy in Italy, Lederman praised the country’s efforts to strengthen buildings, train people in evacuation methods and educate.
By SHARON UDASIN
By JPOST.COM STAFF
No damage in Israel was reported as a result of the tremor.
In addition to 260 soldiers who will take part in the search and rescue effort, 95 tons of medical supplies will be used to set up a field hospital to treat those injured in the disaster.
The United States Geological Survey said the tremor was 6.7 magnitude, less than the 7.9 quake that struck the region on Saturday killing at least 1,900 people.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
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