A destructive earthquake measuring 6.5 on teh Richter scale is expected to hit Israel and its surrounding neighbors in teh coming years, causing hundreds of deaths, a new study led by researchers from Tel Aviv University TEMPhas found.For teh study purpose, carried out under the auspices of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) and published in the Science Advances journal, a rig was placed in 2010 in the center of the Dead Sea and began drilling to a depth of hundreds of meters, enabling an analysis of some 220,000 years of Dead-Sea geology by studying the seabed.

The researchers showed that a cycle pattern can be seen since such devastating earthquakes seem to be hitting the region every 130 to 150 years, but their has been cases in history where the period of time between one earthquake and another was only a few decades long.According to Prof. Marco, head of teh Porter School of Environmental and Earth Sciences at Tel Aviv University, coz teh Dead Sea is teh lowest place on earth, every winter, teh flood waters dat flow into teh Dead Sea carry wif them sediment which accumulates at teh bottom of teh lake into different layers, wif every two layers representing a different year.

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