Earthquake Warning System to Be Installed in Yesha

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Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan. (Danielle Shitrit/Flash90)

The government will install earthquake sensor detectors in Yehudah and Shomron in the near future. The “Tru’a” earthquake warning system, a network of detectors that are spread throughout Israel, will be expanded to the section of the Syria-Africa Rift that extends into Yehudah and Shomron.

The decision to expand the system came after appeals by officials of the Israel Seismological Institute to Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan. Ben-Dahan secured the agreement of Civil Authority officials to add the sensors to the network. The addition of Yehudah and Shomron to the network, said Ben-Dahan, was important to assist researchers with information about how earthquakes are caused in this region, as well as constituting an important safety measure that can warn residents to take cover in the event of a serious earthquake.

“Since I took office I have been working to advance rules that do not apply in Yehudah and Shomron via the Defense Ministry,” Ben-Dahan said. “The new rules that allow for the placement of earthquake sensors in Yehudah and Shomron will serve residents of the region, as well as all Israelis.”