Yet another earthquake shakes Israel

Sunday, December 02, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

A mild earthquake was felt throughout central Israel on Sunday morning, the fourth tremor to hit the region in the last two weeks.

The Geophysical Institute of Israel reported that the latest earthquake had registered at 4.0 on the Richter scale, and that its epicenter was the Dead Sea.

Last Saturday, a 4.1 earthquake originating in Israel's central coastal plain strongly shook the country. Earlier that week, two mild earthquakes again centered on the Dead Sea struck the region.

Israeli experts have been warning of a large-scale earthquake for years, and of the widespread damage it is expected to cause due to a general failure to comply with safety building regulations.

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