THE 9 JULY 551 AD BEIRUT EARTHQUAKE, EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION

@article{Darawcheh2000THE9J,
  title={THE 9 JULY 551 AD BEIRUT EARTHQUAKE, EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION},
  author={R. Darawcheh and M. R. Sbeinati and C. Margottini and S. Paolini},
  journal={Journal of Earthquake Engineering},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={403 - 414}
}
  • R. Darawcheh, M. R. Sbeinati, +1 author S. Paolini
  • Published 2000
  • Geology
  • Journal of Earthquake Engineering
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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