Earthquake Felt in Northern Israel Friday

YERUSHALAYIM -
Sunset at the Kinneret, sea of Galilee. Northern Israel. October 12, 2015. Photo by Chen Leopold/flash90
Sunset at the Kinneret, sea of Galilee. (Chen Leopold/Flash90)

An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale was felt in northern Israel Friday morning. The Israel Geophysics Institute said that the earthquake’s epicenter was about 5 kilometers north of the Kinneret. B’chasdei Shamayim, no injuries or damage were reported.

Last week, an earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt in northern Israel. That earthquake’s epicenter was in central Lebanon, but was felt in Israel. No injuries or damage were reported in that event either.

About six months ago, a series of earthquakes were felt in central and southern Israel. One of those earthquakes measured 4.9 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter 100 kilometers south of Eilat, in Sinai. There were no injuries or damage in those quakes, although tourists and residents in Eilat felt the quake.