Earthquake Felt Near Israel’s Kinneret

A technician of the French National Seism Survey Institute (RENASS) presents a graph on March 11, 2011 in Strasbourg, Eastern France, registered today during a major earthquake in Japan. A 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan today, causing many injuries, deaths, fires and a tsunami along parts of the country's …
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Ynetnews reports: A minor 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the Kinneret area on Sunday, according to the Geophysical Institute of Israel, rocking the northern region mere days after a string of minor earthquakes rumbled the area in recent weeks.

Some of the local residents shared their experiences of the incident. “I was in the safe room and felt the earth move. My neighbors also felt it, I heard them talking about their chandelier moving. Now people are afraid to even go out to their balconies,” said one Tiberias resident, Bracha Shashonov.

Melanie Yankovich was in her office in Tiberias when the earthquake struck. “The whole office started shaking. I didn’t feel all the previous tremors but this time the whole office was actually shaking. There are 200 employees in the office, many women, so the atmosphere was really stressful,” she explained.

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