Earthquake Shakes Galilee!

Thursday 5th July 2018: Israel hit by two earthquakes in 24 hours; Early Wednesday morning, an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the on the Richter scale was felt in northern Israel then in the evening a 4.5 earthquake sent tremors from the Golan Heights all the way to Tel Aviv. No injuries or damage were yet reported.

A 4.5 earthquake was felt at 10:46pm in northern and central Israel on Wednesday evening according to the Geophysical Institute of Israel, rocking the country for a second time in one day. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Lower Galilee. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage to property.

Ripples were felt in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Tiberias, the Golan Heights, Kiryat Ono, Givatayim, Holon, Petah Tikva, Safed, Acre, Kfar Tavor, Nazareth Illit, Ramat Gan and many other places, according to reports by people on the internet. “I was sitting in my living room with my phone and I felt the sofa move from right to left. It went on for ten seconds and then stopped. I felt dizzy. It was scary,” said Mustaffah from Tira.

“I was at home. It was scary. The house shook, everything was moving,” said Ron from Tiberias.There were also reports of tremors by Lebanese citizens in Beirut. Ofer Amiel from Ashdot Ya’akov Ihud in the Emek HaYarden Regional Council said that the evening earthquake felt similar to the first one in the morning.

“We live in a new and stable house so nothing fell. We were all awake and some of us were shocked. But nothing fell so there was no need for us to get out. Only the lampshades were swaying slightly,” he said.

One Haifa resident said she felt strong tremors. “The whole house was really, really shaking. It was really scary. I was in shock even though I knew about the earthquake in the morning but I was still in shock,” said Adi. “I am alone at home and everything started moving—the lights, the bed. It wasn’t nice at all.”

Authorities called on residents to listen only to official updates and instruction and to ignore unconfirmed reports. A 4.1 earthquake was also felt at 4:50am Wednesday morning in northern Israel and was followed by several weaker aftershocks: a 3.2 earthquake was felt at around 4:58am, a 2.1 earthquake at 6:41am and a 3.8 at 6:52am. No injuries or damage yet reported.

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Peter Michael Martinez

Released into Ministry in 1995, Apostle Peter Michael is an Emissary of the New Kingdom of YHWH, Elohim of Israel.