Israel hit by second earthquake in the North in matter of hours

The earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale did not cause damage or injuries.

A seismograph records volcanic activity in Indonesia's North Sumatra province Sept. 2010 (photo credit: REUTERS/TANAH KARO)
A seismograph records volcanic activity in Indonesia's North Sumatra province Sept. 2010
(photo credit: REUTERS/TANAH KARO)

An earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale shook northern Israel early Wednesday morning, just hours after a magnitude 3.6 earthquake was felt in the area on Tuesday evening, according to the Geological Survey of Israel (GSI). No injuries or damage were reported in either incident.

The epicenters of both quakes were located in Jordan, south of the Kinneret, according to the GSI. An earthquake alert was not activated as the quakes did not endanger Israeli citizens.

In the first quake on Tuesday, residents reported heavy shaking, with some reports saying the shaking felt worse than in other recent earthquakes of a similar magnitude.

Earthquakes measuring from 3 to 3.9 on the Richter scale are considered minor, and while they can be felt by many people, they do not usually cause damage.

LAKE KINNERET as seen from Tiberias (credit: Wikimedia Commons)LAKE KINNERET as seen from Tiberias (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The earthquakes come just weeks after a magnitude 3.8 and magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook northern Israel within 24 hours of each other.