North Israel on quake alert


Israel is bracing for a possible earthquake.

The Health Ministry in Jerusalem instructed authorities in northern Israel on Sunday to go over their earthquake emergency drills.

The precaution comes after a series of small tremors in neighboring Lebanon, which have led to concern in Israel that a major earthquake, perhaps measuring as much as 6 on the Richter scale, could be imminent.

Israel straddles the Great Rift Valley, making it especially prone to seismic activity.

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