Source AP ©

Earthquakes rock Israel

Much of Israel was rocked by two light earthquakes, but there were no damage or casualties.

The quakes, two minutes apart, occurred before noon local time and had magnitudes of 3.0 and 4.2, according to the Geophysical Institute of Israel.

The epicenter of both earthquakes was around the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, the institute said. The Dead Sea lies on the Syrian-African rift, an active fault line where earthquakes are common.

Tremors also rattled neighboring Jordan, shaking parts of the Jordanian capital Amman and the western city of Salt, the official Petra news agency said. No casualties were reported.

On average, major earthquakes hit Israel once a century. In the past, quakes have caused serious damage to Safed, Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Nablus, and have damaged holy sites, including the Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third-holiest site, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, sacred to many Christians as the site of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.

The last major earthquake to strike the area was in 1927, with a magnitude of more than 6 and killing 500 people. Israeli experts believe that because of population growth and high-rise construction, an earthquake of the same magnitude today would kill more than 18,000 people.

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part

World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Comments
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
The Netherlands and Australia officially accuse Russia of downing MH17 over Donbass
How low will America go?
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?
What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?
What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?
What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?
Robbie Williams sings for wealthy Russians at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus