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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


EARTHQUAKE CATALOG

Name (with link) Date (dates in brackets [  ] indicate that the earthquake in question likely did not occur or was badly misdated) Comments Sort by Year
Introduction to the Site (2 minute read)
Fortress at Arad Quake ~250 BCE -250
Posidonius Quake 2nd Century BCE -199
Dead Fish and Soldiers Quake(s) 142 BCE -142
Malalas Confusion Quake 130 or 148 BCE ? -130
Sieberg Quake [117 BCE] -117
Seventeenth of Adar Quake [28 Feb 92 BCE] -92
Pompey Quake ~65 BCE -65
Pig on the Wall Quake 64 BCE -64
Josephus Quake Early Spring or Fall 31 BCE -31
Solar Eclipse Quake 24 Nov 29 CE 29
Jerusalem Quake 26-36 CE 31
Paul and Silas Quake 48 - 51 CE 50
Jewish War Quake [68 CE] 68
Sybil Quake 76 – 81 CE – probably between June 78 AD and June 79 CE 80
Migowski Quake I ~90 CE 90
Incense Road Quake Early 2nd century CE 112
Trajan Quake Early Morning 13 December 115 CE 115
Eusebius Mystery Quake ~130 CE 130
Migowski Quake II ~175 CE 175
Capitolias Theater Quake Mid Third Century CE 250
Eusebius' Martyr Quake 303 - 306 CE 304
Aila Quake 1st half of 4th century 315
Beirut Conversion Quake 347/348/349 CE 348
Cyril Quakes Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May 363 CE 363
Monaxius and Plinta Quake Winter/Spring 419 CE 419
Negev Quake late 5th - early 6th century CE 500
Fire in the Sky Quake night of the 21st or before dawn on the 22nd of August 502 CE 502
551 CE Beirut Quake 6 or 9 July 551 CE 551
Inscription at Areopolis Quake Late 6th Century CE - before 597 CE 592
Sign of the Prophet Quake [613-622 CE] 622
Sword in the Sky Quake September 634 CE 634
Jordan Valley Quake(s) 659/660 CE 659
717 CE Quake 24 Dec. 717 CE 717
Sabbatical Year Quakes January 749 CE 749
By No Means Mild Quake(s) March 756 CE 756
Tiberias Landslide Quake 850-854 CE 854
Crash Quake 15 June 873 CE 873
991 CE Damascus Quake 5 April 991 CE 991
1016 CE Collapse of the Dome of the Rock [27 August 1016 CE] 1016
11th century CE Palestine Quakes 1033 and 1034 CE 1033
1068 CE Quake(s) 1068 CE 1068
1170 CE Quake(s) 29 June 1170 CE 1170
1202 CE Quakes 20 May 1202 CE 1202
1212 CE Quake 1 May 1212 CE 1212
1284 CE Quake 13 Oct. 1284 - 10 Nov. 1284 CE 1284
1287 CE Quakes Seismic Sequence in Feb./March 1287 CE 1287
1293 CE Quake January 1293 CE 1293
1354 CE Quake 28 Oct. 1354 CE 1354
1458 CE Quake November 1458 CE 1458
1546 CE Quake 14 January 1546 CE 1546
1588 CE Quakes January or February 1588 CE and 7 April 1588 CE 1588
1705 CE Quakes 24 and 25 November 1705 CE UNDER CONSTRUCTION 1705
1759 CE Baalbek and Safed Quakes 30 Oct. and 25 Nov. 1759 CE UNDER CONSTRUCTION 1759
1834 CE Fellahin Revolt Quake UNDER CONSTRUCTION 1834
1837 CE Safed Quake UNDER CONSTRUCTION 1837
Name (with link) Date Comments Sort by Year

LIBRARIES

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