A minor earthquake was felt across Eretz Yisroel this morning at approximately 11:30AM. The quake was measured at 4.2 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was reported to be in the Dead Sea. Yeshivaworld received multiple emails from residents in the Old City, Bnei Brak, Chaifa, Ramat Eshkol and other locations telling us that their entire apartments shook.
Boruch Hashem, there were no reports of of any injuries or damage.
The earthquake originated in the Northern Dead Sea, with witnesses reporting that they saw a huge wave coming towards them on the shore.
Some news sources are reporting that there was actually two separate quakes. The first measured 3.0, and the second a few minutes later measured 4.2.
Yeshivaworld had reported (HERE) that a minor tremor – mesuring 3.0 – had hit the Jordon Valley on October 15th, 2007.
(YW Israel Reporters)