Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Natural and human-induced highly dynamic processes in the Dead Sea rift: framework for monitoring & and research, 2013-2016


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"Tru'a"

"Tru'a"

"Tru'a" is the project of developing an Earthquake Early Warning Systems for the state of Israel


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The Mediterranean Coastal Cliff

The Mediterranean Coastal Cliff

Monitoring response to natural processes and man-induced environmental changes affecting Israel’s Mediterranean coastline


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We are very proud to inform that Mira Bar-Matthews got the 2018 Geochemical Fellows
(awarded in Goldschmidt Conference, Boston, August 15, 2018) In 1996, The Geochemical Society and The European Association of Geochemistry established the honorary title of Geochemistry Fellow, to be bestowed upon outstanding scientists who have, over some years, made a major contribution to the field of geochemistry. Mira got the honorary title of Geochemistry Fellow for: “demonstrating that isotopes in speleothems provide a record of temperature and rainfall in the continental realm complementary to the marine and polar records of ancient climates”.
On 22.7.2018 morning: 3.6 magnitude earthquake occured at the northern Sea of Galilee
Link to the announcement of the Israel Geophysical Institute (in Hebrew)
On 27.7.2018 morning: 3.7 magnitude earthquake occured at the northern Sea of Galilee
Link to the announcement of the Israel Geophysical Institute (in Hebrew)
Since Wednesday morning, 4.7.2018, more than 30 small to medium-sized earthquakes (with maximum magnitude of 4.5) occurred in the northern Sea of Galilee region.
This earthquake sequence strike between two active segments of the Dead Sea Fault. Similar earthquake sequence occurred during October 2013 in exactly the same region. Then, dozens of small earthquakes shook the area during a period of about one month. The Geological Survey of Israel is conducting detailed seismic and geodetic monitoring of the Sea of Galilee region and other active areas along the Dead Sea Fault. The Geological Survey of Israel is also implementing a national Earthquake Early Warning System for Israel – the "Truah project".
GSI receives 41 million NIS for sinkhole research in the Dead Sea
The government of Israel to approve 0.5 billion NIS national aid program to help communities and authorities in the Dead Sea region cope with the damage caused by sinkholes (their number currently estimated as 6,000). According to the plan, the Geological Survey will receive 41 million NIS to investigate the phenomenon of sinkholes and soil stability in the Dead Sea area in order to identify the vulnerable areas where there is a danger of infrastructure collapse, risk to buildings or to the population
The GSI has participated in the national earthquake drill 2017 11.6.2017.
GSI scientists analyzed seismic and geological data and produced earthquake scenario maps and hazard maps, (Scenario maps run by Hazus and 'veronic' module) which were transferred in real time to the National Committee for Earthquake Preparedness, to the Civil Defense and to the Police.
The main events along the Dead Sea Fault system in the last 20 Million years
were recently compiled by Ram Weinberger and Ezra Zilberman and presented as a color chart

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