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News and updates about earthquakes

Friday earthquake left 2,500 dead, 2,476 injured

Concerns arise that number of dead may surpass Moroccan authorities' current estimates.

Friday earthquake left 2,500 dead, 2,476 injured

'It felt like a terror attack, everything began to move'

Adam Or, an Israeli who was in Morocco when the earthquake struck Friday night, recounts the moments of panic.

'It felt like a terror attack, everything began to move'

Earthquake on Syria-Turkey border felt throughout Israel

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Turkey and Syria weeks after devastating quakes kill over 46,000 people.

Earthquake on Syria-Turkey border felt throughout Israel

UN official: Death toll from Turkey earthquake could top 50,000

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths warns death toll from earthquakes in Turkey and Syria could double from current 28,000.

UN official: Death toll from Turkey earthquake could top 50,000

3rd earthquake in Israel in under 24 hours

Magnitude 3.9 quake in north follows 2 similar earthquakes southeast of city of Ariel.

3rd earthquake in Israel in under 24 hours

Another earthquake felt in Israel

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake's epicenter is close to epicenter of 3.5 magnitude quake on Tuesday night.

Another earthquake felt in Israel

'Time is critical to save lives because of extreme cold'

Israeli team rescues 2, including 12-year-old boy, in Kahramanmaraş. Another team attempting to rescue man in Marash.

'Time is critical to save lives because of extreme cold'

'There are insufficient resources to deal with earthquakes'

National Security Minister holds discussion on Israel's preparedness for earthquakes.

'There are insufficient resources to deal with earthquakes'

Israeli delegation with 10 tons of aid heads for Turkey

United Hatzalah sends 25 first responders, search and rescue experts and 10 tons of medical supplies and humanitarian aid after earthquake.

Israeli delegation with 10 tons of aid heads for Turkey

President Herzog speaks with Turkish President Erdoğan

Turkish President conveys his condolences over Neve Yaakov synagogue massacre during call about disastrous earthquake.

President Herzog speaks with Turkish President Erdoğan

Israeli humanitarian aid delegation leaves for Turkey

IDF, Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry delegation heads to Turkey following devastating earthquake which killed thousands.

Israeli humanitarian aid delegation leaves for Turkey

Fiber-optic cables can help predict earthquakes

Team led by Hebrew U. researcher Dr. Itzhak Lior shows how optical communication fibers can provide warning of devastating earthquakes.

Fiber-optic cables can help predict earthquakes

Watch: Powerful earthquake in Mexico leaves at least 1 dead

A 7.6 magnitude quake ripped through the country on Monday - the same day as major earthquakes in 1985 and 2017.

Watch: Powerful earthquake in Mexico leaves at least 1 dead

Israel draws up plan for long-term rebuilding after earthquakes

A First: Israel preparing plans for long-term rebuilding after an earthquake.

Israel draws up plan for long-term rebuilding after earthquakes

Earthquake strikes northern Israel

Earthquake measuring 3.1 shakes northeastern Israel, no injuries reported.

Earthquake strikes northern Israel

Disaster training day in the Israel Dog Unit a success

Amid growing concerns regarding Israel's readiness for an earthquake, the Israel Dog Unit is ready for the worst.

Disaster training day in the Israel Dog Unit a success

'State built an entire neighborhood on the Syrian-African rift'

This neighborhood is the most dangerous in Tiberias - and the residents are petrified of what might happen in a quake.

'State built an entire neighborhood on the Syrian-African rift'

Amid earthquakes, a pillar of kindness in Tiberias saves a life

EMT and community leader performs successful CPR following two earthquakes that shook the nerves of residents in the city.

Amid earthquakes, a pillar of kindness in Tiberias saves a life

One dead, at least nine injured, after earthquake shakes Crete

At least nine aftershocks have been felt after earthquake measuring 5.8 strikes Greek island.

One dead, at least nine injured, after earthquake shakes Crete

Watch: Australian earthquake interrupts live news broadcast

One of the country's biggest quakes on record was witnessed live during a news broadcast of a local TV station.

Watch: Australian earthquake interrupts live news broadcast

Next 'big quake' around the corner in California?

Many believe the multiple earthquakes that rattled Lake Tahoe on Friday are the precursor to a '1,000-year overdue' quake.

Next 'big quake' around the corner in California?

Two earthquakes within an hour

Two earthquakes shake northern Israel from different directions, within an hour of each other.

Two earthquakes within an hour

MDA offers assistance to Turkish rescue forces

Following Turkey earthquake, Magen David Adom offers supplementary aid to Turkish rescue forces.

MDA offers assistance to Turkish rescue forces

1 million homes in Israel aren't earthquake proof

The government is ending the Tama 38 program, which provided an incentive for contractors to renovate old buildings.

1 million homes in Israel aren't earthquake proof

'Earthquakes are a wake-up call from God'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar says recent earthquakes show Jewish people need to 'wake up' and return to God.

'Earthquakes are a wake-up call from God'

Defense Ministry to hold emergency meeting

Defense Ministry schedules emergency meeting for Wednesday after series of earthquakes hits Israel's north.

Defense Ministry to hold emergency meeting

Ticking time bomb

Deputy Construction Minister Jackie Levy warns Israel needs to prepare for major earthquake. Opinion.

Ticking time bomb

Expert: 'Strong earthquake in Israel just a matter of time'

Geologist Dr. Ariel Heiman says the earthquakes felt in recent days should not worry Israelis any more than they did in the past.

Expert: 'Strong earthquake in Israel just a matter of time'

'People were negligent and didn't prepare for the hurricane'

Natural disaster expert says civilians need to listen to warnings, warns true extent of Texas damage will remain unknown for months.

'People were negligent and didn't prepare for the hurricane'

Jewish community's donation 'renews hope and faith in future'

Jewish community donates soccer field to Italian town devastated by earthquakes.

Jewish community's donation 'renews hope and faith in future'

Italian Jews, IsraAID help homeless earthquake victims

Italian Jews join IsraAID in bringing help to people in central Italy who remain homeless after earthquakes last summer and fall.

Italian Jews, IsraAID help homeless earthquake victims

New Technology Could Predict Earthquakes

Remote sensing laboratory at the Ariel University working on techniques that could forecast earthquakes.

New Technology Could Predict Earthquakes

Home Front Command: 1600 Schools at Risk from Earthquakes

Home Front Command states Monday that over 1600 Israeli schools, millions of citizens would be in immediate danger from another earthquake.

Home Front Command: 1600 Schools at Risk from Earthquakes

Iran: Earthquake Kills Seven, 60 km from Nuclear Plant

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake took place on the Gulf coast near Iran's sole nuclear power plant at Bushehr.

Iran: Earthquake Kills Seven, 60 km from Nuclear Plant

1500 Schools High Earthquake Danger, 2 Evacuated

1500 schools around the country found to be in high earthquake danger, while 2 in Tzfat (Safed) to be evacuated and rebuilt.

1500 Schools High Earthquake Danger, 2 Evacuated

Yet Another Earthquake - This Time in Eilat

Israel's unusual period of seismic activity continues. Unlike previous tremors, latest earthquake felt in southern Israel.

Yet Another Earthquake - This Time in Eilat

Minister: '7,000 Could be Killed in a Major Earthquake'

Home Front Minister says 200,000 could require assistance in a disaster, warns not enough incentives exist to strengthen buildings.

Minister: '7,000 Could be Killed in a Major Earthquake'

Expert: Quakes not a 'Promo' for Large One

Dr. Efraim Laor, who was in charge of earthquake preparedness, says danger of major quake is unchanged.

Expert: Quakes not a 'Promo' for Large One

Second Earthquake of the Day Felt in Northern Israel

Tremors measuring 2.2 on the Richter Scale are felt in the area of Tiberias making it six quakes in five days.

Second Earthquake of the Day Felt in Northern Israel

Galilee: Fifth Quake in a Week

Earthquake measuring 3.3 on Richter scale was centered in the Sea of Galilee.

Galilee: Fifth Quake in a Week

Officials Hold Assessment in Wake of Earthquakes

The Home Front Defense Ministry held an assessment after several earthquakes were felt around the Galilee region.

Officials Hold Assessment in Wake of Earthquakes

Earthquake Felt in Tverya Region

A 3.6-magnitude quake felt in northern Israel - the second in less than two days.

Earthquake Felt in Tverya Region

Earthquake Felt in Israel

Quake measuring 6.4 on Richter scale was centered near Crete, in the Mediterranean.

Earthquake Felt in Israel

Earthquake in Pakistan Kills 45, Creates New Island

A powerful earthquake in Pakistan has killed dozens of people and created a small new island.

Earthquake in Pakistan Kills 45, Creates New Island

Officials: Iran's Bushehr Plant Damaged in Recent Earthquakes

Countries monitoring Iran's nuclear program say the country's nuclear reactor in Bushehr was damaged by recent earthquakes.

Officials: Iran's Bushehr Plant Damaged in Recent Earthquakes

Second Earthquake Rocks Iran

A powerful quake hits Iran; hundreds feared dead. Communications shut down.

Second Earthquake Rocks Iran

Dozens Killed in Iran Quake near Nuclear Plant

Earthquake near Iran’s nuclear power plant at Bushehr, dozens killed and 800 injured.

Dozens Killed in Iran Quake near Nuclear Plant

Earthquake Doomsday Scenario: Hospitals Collapse, 4,000 Hurt

Massive Home Front earthquake drill continues with scenario in which hospitals collapse in Eilat, Afula and Haifa.

Earthquake Doomsday Scenario: Hospitals Collapse, 4,000 Hurt

National Defense Drill to Focus on Earthquakes

The "Turning Point 6" nationwide drill, which begins on Sunday, will focus this year on earthquakes and earthquake preparedness.

National Defense Drill to Focus on Earthquakes

Massive Iranian Earthquake Far from Nuke Sites

More than 250 people have been killed in two powerful earthquakes in northwestern Iran, far from underground nuclear sites.

Massive Iranian Earthquake Far from Nuke Sites

Dozens Dead in Major Iran Quakes

Nearly 200 people were killed and at least 600 injured in two major earthquakes that hit Iran on Saturday.

Dozens Dead in Major Iran Quakes

Greek Earthquake Sends Shivers throughout Israel

An earthquake on the Greek island of Rhodes sent unusually wide tremblors in Israel from the north to Be’er Sheva in the Negev.

Greek Earthquake Sends Shivers throughout Israel

New Home Front Campaign Focuses on Earthquakes

Home Front Command launches new campaign aimed at informing Israelis about earthquake preparedness.

New Home Front Campaign Focuses on Earthquakes