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1157 Hama earthquake

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Date  12 August 1157
Areas affected  Syria (region)
Max. intensity  VIII–IX
Magnitude  >7.0
Total damage  Extreme
Casualties  8,000
1157 Hama earthquake

The 1157 Hama earthquake occurred on 12 August after a year of foreshocks. Its name was taken from the city of Hama, in west-central Syria (then under the Seljuk rule), where the most casualties were sustained. In eastern Syria, near the Euphrates, the quake destroyed the predecessor of the citadel Al-Rahba, subsequently rebuilt on the same strategic site. The earthquake also affected Christian monasteries and churches in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

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