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AuthorsAmbraseys, N. N. 
TitleThe earthquake of 1 January 1837 in Southern Lebanon and N orthern Israel
Issue DateAug-1997
Series/Report no.40/4
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/1595
Keywordsseismicity
Middle East
historical earthquake
magnitude
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.06. Seismology::04.06.05. Historical seismology 
AbstractAll of our 20th-century information for the Levant Fracture and Dead Sea transform fault systems is for a qui- escent period in the seismicity. This is apparent when we consider earlier events which show that infi.equent earthquakes have occurred in the past along this system, an important consideration for the assessment of haz- ard and tectonics of the Middle East. One of these events was the earthquake of 1837 which caused heavy damage in Northem Israel and Southem Lebanon. This earthquake was a much larger event than earthquake catalogues indicate. We reckon it was a shallow, probably multiple event of magnitude greater than 7.0.
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