Israel sits on the Syrian-African Rift and has been experiencing large quakes every 80-100 years for centuries.
Exactly 91 years ago, on July 11, the last major earthquake struck the Holy Land.
Known as the 1927 Jericho Earthquake, the 6.25 magnitude quake lasted approximately five seconds and rippled from its epicenter in the northern Dead Sea region to Jerusalem, Jericho and Nablus, reaching Ramle, Lod and Tiberias – claiming 500 lives and injuring an additional 700 people. It also caused massive structural damage throughout the region. Read more