4.3 Magnitude earthquake rocks southern Israel
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3-magnitude hit the south of Israel on Sunday.
According to the Geophysical Institute of Israel, the earthquake’s epicenter was around 62 miles south of Eilat in the Great Rift Valley—the edge of a tectonic plate in Israel that runs parallel to the Jordan River.
Noticeable earthquakes were reported in Israel in January and multiple last times last year.
Israel is located along the Syrian-African fault line, which runs along the Israel-Jordan border, part of the Great Rift Valley that runs from eastern Lebanon to Mozambique. A major earthquake is statistically due to strike Israel every 80-100 years.
In 1927, a 6.2 earthquake struck the country, killing 500 people.