A small earthquake, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, rattled the Galilee area on Thursday evening. No injuries were reported, but several buildings were lightly damaged in Tiberias.
The quake lasted about three seconds and was felt in Safed, Nazareth, Tiberias and the surrounding communities. The Tiberias municipality said it sent inspectors to investigate multiple reports of damage to buildings in the city.
On Saturday, a 6.4-magnitude quake, centered in the Mediterranean Sea near Crete, was felt in Athens, Egypt and Israel. In September, an early-morning 3.5-magnitude quake was felt in the northern Dead Sea area, including in Jerusalem, but did not cause injuries or damage.