08 July 2018

Earthquake Swarm in Northern Israel

26 Tamuz Update...
Galilee struck by new earthquakes, rattling northern Israel Tiberias opens emergency hotline for residents, evacuates 3 apartment buildings as wave of temblors continues

...It was the latest earthquake in a week of tremors in the Galilee that has left officials worried that a larger quake might be coming.

25 Tamuz 5778

5:30 pm Earthquake Update...

As minor earthquakes are still being reported in the area of Lake Kinneret, and in response to a reader request, I am posting information about what to do in case of an earthquake in Israel down below.

What Should I Do in Case of an Earthquake in Israel?
In light of series of earthquakes that hit Israel recently, Home Front Command releases directives of how to stay protected during an earthquake.
The Home Front Command republished on Monday night its directives in case of an earthquake in light of the series of earthquakes that have rocked northern Israel in the past week.
"Following the earthquakes in recent days we wish to stress Home Front Command instructions for correct behavior during an earthquake," read an IDF Spokesperson's press release on Monday.
The directives state that citizens who are in a single-story house or on the ground floor during an earthquake must swiftly leave to a safe place, and should find an open space within seconds. If one is in a building and cannot leave quickly, the Home Front Command recommends entering a secure space, but leaving the door open. If one cannot leave the building quickly and there is no secure space nearby, residents should exit to the staircase.
The Home Front Command also instructed beach-goers to leave the beach as soon as possible, for fear of a tsunami. It advises to try to reach a distance of one kilometer from the beach. Those who cannot leave the beach area are instructed to find refuge on the fourth floor of a nearby building. The IDF stressed that no one should return to the beach for 12 hours following an earthquake.
This comes from an article published in October 2013, but these are the exact same instructions I received by SMS from our yishuv's security team a few days ago.


  1. A minor earthquake was felt in northern Israel Sunday afternoon, the latest in a week of several such tremors. The temblor, measuring around 3 on the Richter scale, was felt in the area surrounding the Sea of Galilee, according to Israel’s Geophysical Institute.

  2. Is not Miriam's Well in the Kinneret?

    1. See here.

      "...Next to ancient columns that were identified with one of the ancient synagogues of Tiberias from the Mishnah and Talmud period.

      ... in the Tiberias beach, south of the urban beach, between it and the beach of the Holiday Inn Hotel (formerly the Ganei Hamat Hotel).