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Earthquake Encyclopedia
of the Dead Sea Transform

Earthquakes felt or reported in the vicinity of the Dead Sea Transform

by Jefferson Williams

This Catalog is currently only tested in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome

Quick Introduction to the Site


Name Date
Fortress at Arad Quake ~250 BCE
Posidonius Quake 2nd Century BCE
Dead Fish and Soldiers Quake 142 BCE
Malalas Confusion Quake 130 or 148 BCE ?
Sieberg Quake [117 BCE]
Seventeenth of Adar Quake [28 Feb 92 BCE]
Pompey Quake ~65 BCE
Pig on the Wall Quake 64 BCE
Josephus Quake Early Spring or Fall 31 BCE
Solar Eclipse Quake 24 Nov 29 CE
Jerusalem Quake [Friday and Sunday] 26-36 CE
Paul and Silas Quake 48 - 51 CE
Jewish War Quake [68 CE]
Sybil Quake 76 – 81 CE – probably between June 78 AD and June 79 CE
Migowski Quake I ~90 CE
Incense Road Quake Early 2nd century CE
Trajan Quake Early Morning Saturday 13 December 115 CE
Eusebius Mystery Quake [~130 CE]
Migowski Quake II ~175 CE
Capitolias Theater Quake Mid Third Century CE
Eusebius' Martyr Quake 303 - 306 CE ?
Aila Quake 1st half of 4th century
Beirut Conversion Quake 347/348/349 CE
Cyril Quakes Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May 363 CE
Monaxius and Plinta Quake Winter/Spring 419 CE
Negev Quake late 5th - early 6th century CE
Fire in the Sky Quake 22 August 502 CE
551 CE Beirut Quake 6 or 9 July 551 CE
Inscription at Areopolis Quake Late 6th Century CE - before 597 CE
Sign of the Prophet Quake 613-622 CE
Sword in the Sky Quake September 634 CE
Jordan Valley Quake 659/660 CE - probably Friday 7 June & Sunday 9 June 659 CE
Sabbatical Year Quakes UNDER CONSTRUCTION
By No Means Mild Quake March 756 CE


Name Description
Calendars and Chronology Calendars, Comets, and Eclipses
CHRONOS Ancient Chronology Calculator
EQCAT Collection of Earthquake Catalogs
Historical Sources Helpful References for dealing with Historical Sources
Outcrop Library Paleoseismic Sites, Cores, etc.
Archeological References Archeological References
Geoscience References Geoscience References
Map Info for use in GIS
Web Design Web Development and Coding
Paleoclimate Info Paleoclimate

Events B and C in Nahal Ze 'elim - Williams et. al. (2012)
Events B and C in Nahal Ze 'elim. from Williams et. al. (2012)