A helicopter with scientific personnel had been scrambled to assess the extent of the eruption.
The research was sparked by a recent revelation that a bed in the Dead Sea could cause an earthquake large enough to result in thousands of deaths within the coming years.
As people prepared to go to sleep on Friday strong tremors were felt by residents in the northern states of India and in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
‘I am not a prophet, but statistics show that in the next few years we will face such a scenario'
The leader of Blue and White, a coalition partner of Likud, lamented that the ministerial committee to oversee Homefront Command readiness for large-scale disasters hasn’t even met.