Jerusalem – Knesset: Israel Likely to Experience Haiti-style Earthquake

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    A crater about 2 meters long, 1 meter deep and 1.5 meter wide opened up near the Dome of the Rock when a 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook the areas of Lebanon, Syria and Israel on Friday, February 15th 2008Jerusalem – It is certain that an earthquake at least as powerful as the one that occurred in Haiti two weeks ago will hit Israel, according to an expert speaking Tuesday at the Knesset.

    The meeting was held to discuss the strengthening of Israel’s infrastructure to withstand a Haiti-sized quake.

    Chairman of the Steering Committee, representing the Infrastructure Ministry, Dr. Avi Shapira, said that “what is killing these people are the buildings. I have serious reservations about the term ‘natural disaster.’ It is the buildings that turned into death traps.”


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