04/08/859 | 859 Dead Sea Earthquake


Events in the same region
Date Title Region Preferred Magnitude Quality*
526 May 29th 526 Antioch Earthquake Dead Sea Fault Zone 7.3 C
859 Apr 08th 859 Dead Sea Earthquake Dead Sea Fault Zone 7.9 C
  • Akyuz et al. (2006) -Akyuz, H. S., Altunel, E., Karabacak, V., & Yalciner, C. C. (2006). Historical earthquake activity of the northern part of the Dead Sea Fault Zone, southern Turkey. Tectonophysics, 426(3-4), 281-293. - Link
  • Shebalin & Laydecker (1997) -SHEBALIN,N.V. & G.LEYDECKER (1997): Earthquake Catalogue for the Former Soviet Union and Borders up to 1988. -- 135 pp., 13 fig.; European Commission, Report No. EUR 17245 EN, Nuclear Science and Technology Series. ISSN 1018-5593 - Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg. - Link
Event Characteristics
Preferred Magnitude 7.90 (7.00-8.00)
Epicenter 36.250°N, 36.100°E
Depth unknown
Tsunami no/unknown
Paleo-Event no
Quality of Evidence C

Magnitude Range
Year Reference Magnitude
2006 Akyuz et al. (2006) 7.9 (7-7.9)
1997 Shebalin & Laydecker (1997) 8

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