Aleppo, Syria earthquake (1138) • Earth.com

Last update: September 22nd, 2019 at 9:00 am

Aleppo, Syria (1138)

In 1138, a devastating earthquake completely destroyed most of Aleppo, Syria, one of the world’s oldest cities. The 8.5 magnitude earthquake traveled as far as 200 miles and claimed the lives of 230,000 people.

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