At noontime, a 3.5 magnitude earthquake was felt in northern Israel. The quake originated 116 kilometers (72 miles) northwest of Nahariya. Although the tremor was felt, no damage to property was reported.
Earthquakes at the end of days
Earthquakes are prophesied to accompany the end-of-days. The prophets explicitly mention earthquakes and volcanoes expressly mentioned in the prophets as playing a role in the end of days, preparing the world by burning away impurities as a crucible is used in metallurgy to purify the metal.
But Hashem God is the true God, He is the living God, and the everlasting King; at His wrath, the earth trembleth, and the nations are not able to abide His indignation. Jeremiah 10:10
This multifaceted natural catastrophe facing that region of the country conforms to the prophet’s description of the period preceding Messiah in which volcanoes will serve to purify the earth’s inhabitantsvolcanoes will serve as a means to purify the inhabitants of the planet for the Messianic period to follow.
“And I will bring the third part through the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on My name, and I will answer them; I will say: ‘It is My people’ and they shall say: ‘Hashem is my God.’” Zechariah 13:9
The Prophet Ezekiel specifically described earthquakes preceding the War of Gog and Magog.
Mountains shall be overthrown, cliffs shall topple, and every wall shall crumble to the ground. Ezekiel 38:20
Some rabbis have attributed this pre-Magog shake-up to God entering into the fray, using the forces of nature as his weapons of choice.