More Earthquakes Shake Teveriah

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View from Mount Arbel in the Lower Galil near Teveria. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)
View from Mount Arbel in the Lower Galil near Teveria. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)

The third and fourth in a series of minor earthquakes since Thursday night were felt in the area of Teveriah on Sunday, though again there were no reports of injuries or damage.

Both earthquakes measured 3.6 on the Richter scale.

Dr. Uri Frieslander, the head of the Geophysical Institute of Israel, told reporters: “There is still no explanation for the series of recent earthquakes but we are investigating the matter.”

Mirriam Salah, who works at the Golan Teveria Hotel, told Ynet that at 3:53 p.m. she felt the ground shaking for the second time since noon on Sunday.

“When the quake hit, most of the hotel’s guests, most of whom are from abroad, were out traveling,” Salah said. “Anyway, we have a well-prepared shelter in the hotel; we received directions from the army some six months ago about what to do in case of an earthquake.

“In the meantime, there have been no cancelations because of the recent quakes. If G-d forbid something was to happen, we would know what to do — but let’s hope that doesn’t happen,” Salah said.

Last month a 3.5 earthquake was felt in the Yerushalayim area. That quake was also felt on the northern side of the Dead Sea.