THE 9 JULY 551 AD BEIRUT EARTHQUAKE, EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION

@article{Darawcheh2000THE9J,
  title={THE 9 JULY 551 AD BEIRUT EARTHQUAKE, EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION},
  author={Ryad Darawcheh and Mohamed Reda Sbeinati and Claudio Margottini and Salvatore Paolini},
  journal={Journal of Earthquake Engineering},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={403 - 414}
}
Analysis of the Byzantine primary and secondary sources for identifying the historical earthquakes in Syria and Lebanon reveals that a large earthquake (M s =7.2) occurred in July 9, 551 AD along the Lebanese littoral and was felt over a very large area in the eastern Mediterranean region. It was a shallow-focus earthquake, associated with a regional tsunami along the Lebanese coast, a local landslide near Al-Batron town, and a large fire in Beirut. It caused heavy destruction with great loss… 
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