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In late May, 526 AD, an earthquake struck in Syria and Antioch, which were then part of the Byzantine empire. The quake caused the port of Seleucia Pieria to rise up by nearly one meter, resulting in the silting of the harbor. It was the 3rd deadliest earthquake of all time. The quake is estimated to have been over 7 on the Richter scale (VIII on the Mercalli scale). After the earthquake a fire broke out which razed all buildings that had not already been destroyed.

Also known as the 1920 Gansu Earthquake, this is the 4th worst earthquake ever recorded next to the Antioch Earthquake in the year 526. With...

The deadliest earthquake in history, it occurred in October 11, 1138 and was named after the city of Aleppo in Syria, now called Halab. Its ...

GALVESTON HURRICANE - the worst natural disaster in US history - 8,000 died from lack of a storm tracking system, and some way to warn people. Galveston, an island, was cut off from the mainland, trapping everyone.