The Antioch earthquake in 115 AD

Earthquakes are the reality of this geography. Since the beginning of the time, earthquakes have been shaping this peninsula. It is absolute that many civilizations of Anatolian land had faced earthquakes in every age of history. That’s why, the archeaologists unearth certain evidences of earthquakes that have shaped this land for centuries.

Ancient Antioch site has faced a big earthquake in 115 AD. The residents of this land were aware of this fact. That’s why, the architecture and the building methods were developed according to this fact. The seismic shooting was around 7.5 richter scales.

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