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Antioch Earthquake

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Hannah Miller

on 12 March 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By: Hannah, Jacob, and Darien Antioch Earthquake 526 Date: May 526 The Antioch earthquake killed 250,000 people. Historians believe the event happened between May 20th - 29th of 526. Even though this happened a long time ago it is still one of the most deadliest earthquakes of all time. This earthquake scores an 8 on the Mercalli scale. This earthquake caused a fire that destroyed many of the remaining buildings in the Byzantine Empire. This empire contained 34 million people. In a matter of minutes 1% was gone, this 1% would equal Chicago, Illinois. New Information This fire also destroyed the Great Church. Thousands of people died in this fire, mostly Christians who were at a church assembly at the time. The earthquake's estimated magnitude was 7.0 on the surface wave scale. This earthquake was cased by multiple actions of 4 tectonic plates. New Information Cont. This earthquake happened because the Anatolian Plate below Antioch moved
north-westward under pressure from the Arabian Plate. These two were influenced by the African Plate that subducted under the Eurasian Plate. Also this earthquake was followed by 18 months of aftershocks Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/526_Antioch_earthquake http://books.google.com/books?id=4YzF-DT__aIC&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=what+plates+caused+antioch+earthquake+526&source=bl&ots=RnigBdvGk2&sig=TH-zhcWxWgNMVMhCQ5zJ1lWpa8M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=fE41UfujAsXj0QHr_oCgBw&ved=0CEQQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=what%20plates%20caused%20antioch%20earthquake%20526&f=false http://disasters-of-the-world.blogspot.com/2011/02/antioch-earthquake-of-526.html Location: Antioch
(Syria, Turkey regions) Death Toll: 250,000 Name: Antioch Earthquake Reinterpretation
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