A lamp in a house in Petah Tikva during the 4.7 magnitude earthquake that was felt throughout Israel.
February 6, 2023 (Ruben Castro)
The massive earthquake that struck last night (Monday) in Turkey and neighboring countries was also felt well in Israel, especially in the north and center, and many residents said that they woke up from its force.
A resident of Haifa told Walla: "Because of the strong winds outside, I thought it was the arrival of the storm Barbara, long seconds passed before I realized that the tremor was inside the house."
Maya Klusky from Kibbutz Afikim: "It was a crazy earthquake that lasted at least half a minute. We live on the 3rd floor, we woke up the children and thought of getting out of the building and then it stopped. The alarm worked."
Aviad from Ramat Gan said: "I started to feel the floor moving under my feet. I thought it was a strange vertigo attack but then I saw that it didn't stop and that all the lamps were starting to move. It took me a minute to realize that maybe I should take everyone who is sleeping around me and fly them out. Then it Stopped."
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The epicenter (photo: screenshot, GOOGLE MAPS screenshot)
The Home Front Command issued instructions on the subject according to which one must act when signs of an earthquake are noticed.
Those staying in the building are required to go outside.
If it is not possible to get out within a few seconds, one must enter the building and leave the door and windows open, or go out into the stairwell and continue down until the exit of the building. Only if this cannot be done, one must sit in an inner corner of the room or under a heavy piece of furniture and protect the head with The
A person staying outside - should stay in an open area and stay away from buildings, trees, electrical cables and items that may fall and endanger. Car passengers should stop on the side of the road and wait inside until the earthquake stops. Those staying near the beach should stay away from the beach at least one kilometer for fear of a tsunami coming and flooding the beach. If it is not possible to leave the beach area, you must go up to the fourth floor or higher of a nearby building.
For more information and instructions from the Home Front Command
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