A national survey of buildings should be undertaken and budgets that were previously approved but never allocated should be spent to prepare for the next massive earthquake.
Mayor Jacky Levy told Army Radio that he was told in 2005 that if a massive earthquake strikes the Syrian-African fault line, Beit She’an would be particularly damaged.
The country's ambitious TAMA 38 project didn't touch buildings closest to the Great Rift Valley.
The epicenters of both quakes were located slightly south of the Kinneret.
The earthquake was felt throughout the region, including at multiple locations in Israel.
The chances of a large earthquake striking Israel is only a matter of time.
This quake was also felt in Cyprus and even in Cairo, according to the ESMC, who marked it as a 6.4 magnitude quake.
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.
"It could be in ten years or in several decades, but it could also be next week, and we need to constantly be prepared for that,” the researchers said.
The earthquake sent a tremor through buildings in multiple places across Israel.