Earthquake 3.6 Magnitude in Northern Israel


An earthquake of 3.6 magnitude was registered in northern Israel on Thursday night. At around 10:15 p.m. residents in Afula, Nazereth and Migdal Haemek were calling emergency services to report tremors and loud explosions as well.

Vered Levy of Nazereth Ilit said that they were sitting in their living room when the tremor struck, lasting about 20 seconds. “The floor shook, the furniture and windows moved. It was really strong. I don’t remember anything like this,” she told Ynet.

Avshalom, who lives in Migdal Haemek, said: “I felt the house move.” In Nazereth too, people reported houses and furniture shaking.

B’chasdei shamayim, no injuries were reported.

The last earthquake reported in Israel occurred in July, when residents of the North were woken with a tremor as a 4.1 magnitude earthquake shook Haifa and the Galil early in the morning.

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