Shmulik Marco The School of Geosciences

Archaeological and sedimentological observations in the ancient city of Tiberias reveal that buildings of the early eighth century, are covered by alluvium and lake deposits and are also damaged and offset by normal faults. In contrast, later buildings from the late eighth century are intact. Combining these observations with information from historical earthquake catalogs we conclude that the damage and faulting are associated with the earthquake of 18 January 749.



Marco, S., Hartal, M., Hazan, N., Lev, L., and Stein, M., 2003, Archaeology, history, and geology of the A.D. 749 earthquake, Dead Sea transform: Geology, v. 31, no. 8, p. 665-668 (DOI: 610.1130/G19516.19511). pdf