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  • Minor earthquake strikes northern Israel

    December 5, 2011 | 11:20 am

    A 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook northern Israel.

    The epicenter of the temblor, which struck late Sunday night, was in Tiberias and the Hula Valley region.

    The quake was felt in the Golan Heights, the Galilee and further south, according to reports. No injuries or damage were reported.

    It was the third earthquake to strike Israel since April. 

    Parts of Israel, including the Hula Valley, the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, the Arava Desert and the Red Sea, lie on the north-to-south Syrian-African fault line.

  • Turkey quake kills at least 279, hundreds missing [UPDATE]

    October 24, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    [UPDATE: 10:43 a.m.]

    Rescuers searched the rubble of collapsed buildings Monday for survivors and victims of a major earthquake that killed at least 279 people and injured more than 1,300 in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey.

    Rescue and relief efforts focused on the city of Van and...

  • Turkey rejects earthquake aid offers, including Israel’s

    October 24, 2011 | 8:55 am

    Turkey has rejected all international aid, including an Israeli offer, in the wake of a strong earthquake that collapsed buildings and left hundreds dead.

    Sunday’s temblor, which measured 7.3 on the Richter scale and was centered in southeastern Turkey, was felt in central Tel Aviv,...

  • Jews shaken by strong East Coast earthquake

    August 23, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    Jewish centers and synagogues were evacuated as a result of the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was felt throughout the East Coast, the Forward reports.

    Staffers at synagogues in Washington D.C. and Richmond, Va., the city closest to the epicenter, tried to calm one another’s...

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