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Earthquake Preparedness

News and updates about Earthquake Preparedness

Tzfat Mayor: Tens of thousands of residents are under threat of an earthquake

Tzfat Mayor warns: A powerful earthquake will happen. Without government assistance, thousands will be killed.

'Tens of thousands are under threat of an earthquake'

'Major earthquake would kill 7,000, destroy bridges'

State Comptroller finds Israel only partially prepared for major earthquake, which would have devastating consequences.

'Major earthquake would kill 7,000, destroy bridges'

'To be prepared for arson, fires, and earthquakes'

Israeli fire chief speaks about combating terror arson in the south and Judea and Samaria, preparations for major earthquake.

'To be prepared for arson, fires, and earthquakes'

Cabinet to discuss earthquake preparations

PM says steps to deal with Hamas, prepare for serious earthquakes underway, praises Israel's ranking as 8th most powerful nation.

Cabinet to discuss earthquake preparations

Watch: Israel Dog Unit trains for major rescue missions

'Scientists predict major seismic event every 90 years, it's now been 91 years. Earthquake or missile attack would kill, trap thousands.'

Watch: Israel Dog Unit trains for major rescue missionsplayer

PM Netanyahu: Get out of the houses, get out of the buildings

PM Netanyahu stresses importance of preparing for possible quake, praises Finance Minister's willingness to cooperate on new 'rule.'

PM Netanyahu: Get out of the houses, get out of the buildings

Knesset discusses preparedness for earthquakes

The Knesset Subcommittee for Readiness of the Home Front held a hearing to discuss the State's level of preparedness for earthquakes.

Knesset discusses preparedness for earthquakes

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

Erdan Warns 7000 Could be Killed in 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

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

Minor Earthquake Felt in Jerusalem Area

According the Israel Geophysical Institute, the quake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale. There were no reports of injury or damage

Minor Earthquake Felt in Jerusalem Area

Earthquake Doomsday Scenario: Hospitals Collapse

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

IDF Drill Included Tsunami, Demolished School

The scenario simulated a strong earthquake in Eilat and a second quake in northern Israel, 2,600 casualties.

IDF Drill Included Tsunami, Demolished Schoolplayer

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

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

Israel Ready to Funnel Quake Aid to 'Palestinians'

In the event of a regional earthquake, Israel would be prepared to aid Jews and Arabs, alike.

Israel Ready to Provide Quake Aid to 'Palestinians'

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Israel

5.3 earthquake felt in areas from northern Israel to central Israel. No injuries. Epicenter believed to be in Cyprus.

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Israel

Giant Indonesia Quake Sparks Tsunami Warnings

The US Geological Survey has posted tsunami warnings following a giant 8.9 Richter scale earthquake off the coast of Indonesia.

Giant Indonesia Quake Sparks Tsunami Warnings

School Children Participate in Quake Drill

On Monday, school children around the country, from kindergarten age and up, participated in earthquake drills in their schools.

School Children Participate in Quake Drill

Expert: Prepare Yourself for an Earthquake

Earthquake expert Dr. Ephraim Laor provides tips on how to prepare oneself for an expected earthquake.

Expert: Each Person Must Prepare Himself for an Earthquake