Earthquake: the five most dangerous places in Israel

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 Earthquake: five  most dangerous places in Israel

A powerful earthquake that occurred in recent days in Turkey and Syria and led to the death of thousands of people was felt in Israel and caused concern among many residents.

The reason why this geological natural phenomenon is sometimes felt in Israel is because Israel is located above the Syrian-African Rift, a place prone to earthquakes.

Here are the five most earthquake-prone places in Israel:< br />
1. Eilat

On November 22, 1995, an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck the Gulf of Eilat. As a result, in the city of Eilat, cracks appeared on the roads, buildings were slightly damaged, and the Gani Shulamit Hotel out of order and was identified as a dangerous building. In Israel, 15 people received minor injuries or shock.

2. Jerusalem

On July 11, 1927, an earthquake occurred, which was felt, including in Jerusalem, with a magnitude of 6.2. As a result, 285 people died, 940 people were injured. In addition, about 300 houses and buildings collapsed or were damaged to such an extent that they became uninhabitable, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus and the Ha-Horva synagogue.

3. Jericho

The city of Jericho was also hit by an earthquake that was felt in July 1927. Hotel "Winter Palace" collapsed a few months after construction and caused the death of three Indian princesses who stayed in it. The Allenby Bridge, located 5 km from the city, was also damaged. Because of the extensive destruction in the area, the devastating earthquake was called the “Jericho earthquake”.

4. Safed

On January 1, 1837, an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred in the Galilee region. -7. Between 1,700 and 1,800 residents of Safed died as a result of the earthquake that destroyed the city. As a result, many Jews decided to leave Safed and move to Jerusalem.

5. Tiberias

The city of Tiberias was also hit by an earthquake that was felt in Israel in January 1837. The earthquake that destroyed the city killed about 600 people. In addition, the destruction was exacerbated by a series of tsunami waves that rose from the Sea of ​​Galilee and caused severe damage to Tiberias.

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