Analysis of the damage regionally indicates Richter magnitude 8.2 with the epicenter in Lebanon.
About sixty years before the ministry of Christ, a small group of Levites copied Scripture onto scrolls at the small village of Qumran in the desert northwest of the Dead Sea.
C., a large earthquake occurred along the Jericho Fault on the western side of the Dead Sea.
Two Early Bronze Age archaeological sites southeast of the Dead Sea (Bab edh-Dhra and Numeira) reveal evidence of catastrophic collapse and burning along the eastern border fault of the Dead Sea Transform Fault.
These two sites are likely the remains of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Archaeological excavations at numerous Iron Age cities show earthquake destruction debris at layers assigned to the middle of the eighth century B.