Earthquake warning blares in Israel’s Geological Survey HQ during live TV interview

Prof. Zohar Gvirtzman of the Geological Survey of Israel during an interview with Kan on February 8, 2023. (Screenshot used in accordance with clause 27a of the copyright law)
Prof. Zohar Gvirtzman of the Geological Survey of Israel during an interview with Kan on February 8, 2023. (Screenshot used in accordance with clause 27a of the copyright law)

The head of the Geological Survey of Israel was giving an interview to the Kan public broadcaster when sirens blared in the institute’s headquarters signaling an incoming earthquake.

“If you can hear that noise behind me, our system has just registered an earthquake,” says Prof. Zohar Gvirtzman during the live TV interview. “I need to check and clarify with the seismologists here the details.”

The Geological Survey later said that the quake registered 3.3 on the Richter scale and therefore a national alert was not sent out, since there was no danger posed to residents.

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