141 Lycia earthquake

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The 141 Lycia earthquake occurred in the period AD 141 to 142. It affected most of the Roman provinces of Lycia and Caria and the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Simi and Serifos.[1][2][3] It triggered a severe tsunami which caused major inundation.[4] The epicenter for this earthquake is not well constrained, with locations suggested at the northern end of Rhodes,[5] on the Turkish mainland north of Rhodes near Marmaris[3] and beneath the sea to the east of Rhodes.[4]

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  2. ^ Erel T.L. & Adatepe F. (2007). "Traces of Historical earthquakes in the ancient city life at the Mediterranean region" (PDF). Journal of Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment. 13: 241–252. 
  3. ^ a b "Comments for the tsunami event". Significant Earthquake Database. National Geophysical Data Center. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Altinok Y.; Alpar B.; Ozer N. & Aykurt H. (2011). "Revision of the tsunami catalogue affecting Turkish coasts and surrounding regions" (PDF). Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences. 11. doi:10.5194/nhess-11-273-2011. 
  5. ^ Guidoboni E.; Ferrari G.; Mariotti D.; Comastri A.; Tarabusi G. & Valensise G. "The Catalogue of Strong Italian Earthquakes describes this earthquake sequence under the following heading". Catalogue of Strong Earthquakes in Italy 461 B.C. - 1997 and Mediterranean Area 760 B.C. - 1500. Retrieved 8 February 2015.