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.
The earthquake sent a tremor through buildings in multiple places across Israel.
Especially for those living in Israel's north, it may be wise to take precautionary measures in case a larger quake hits.
Israel, who has been fending off threats emanating from its neighboring countries, fails to prepare for a major threat posed by Mother Nature.
Earthquake drills will use similar tactics to war drills, says IDF senior officer.
The quake caused some damage to the mountainous road network in the area due to falling rocks but no casualties.
The 6.2 magnitude quake is believe to have struck near the Umbrian city of Norcia, which has a picturesque historic center and is a major tourist site.