Seventh Earthquake in recent Swarm strikes Israel – This Time in Eilat


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Illustration: Eilat MarinaIsrael’s unusual period of seismic activity continued today (Wednesday), as yet another small earthquake was felt – this time in the southernmost Israeli city of Eilat. Although epicenter of the quake, which registered 3.3. on the Richter Scale, was located in the Egyptian town of Taaba, tremors were registered in the Israeli resort city. No damage or injuries occurred. This is the seventh such mini-earthquake in a week, and Israel has been abuzz with speculation as to whether such a rare string of tremors could portend a much larger earthquake.  On Monday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered emergency earthquake drills in schools throughout the country, and Shas MK Eli Yishai, who heads the parliamentary committee charged with home front preparedness, announced a “special meeting in wake of the wave of earthquakes.” But in a recent interview with Arutz Sheva Dr. Efraim Laor, who was the chairman of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Dealing with Earthquakes, maintained that there was no need for…

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