The city of Tiberias (Israel) is sited on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, a pull-apart basin located along the Dead Sea Transform. This paper aims to present the first results of a cross-disciplinary investigation focused on the evaluation of earthquake hazard for the city: aerial photo interpretation and field survey were combined with shallow seismic surveys and paleoseismic analyses. An archaeoseismic survey has been performed on two different archaeological structures, a Roman theatre and the remains of a church. Further work has to be done for a complete seismic hazard characterization, but our study highlights several deformation features that might be earthquake related; specifically, a previously unknown fault trace has been constrained both on natural sediments and archaeological structures.

Archaeoseismology and paleoseismology in the area of Tiberias city, Sea of Galilee - preliminary results.

FERRARIO, MARIA FRANCESCA;LIVIO, FRANZ;MICHETTI, ALESSANDRO MARIA;
2015-01-01

Abstract

The city of Tiberias (Israel) is sited on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, a pull-apart basin located along the Dead Sea Transform. This paper aims to present the first results of a cross-disciplinary investigation focused on the evaluation of earthquake hazard for the city: aerial photo interpretation and field survey were combined with shallow seismic surveys and paleoseismic analyses. An archaeoseismic survey has been performed on two different archaeological structures, a Roman theatre and the remains of a church. Further work has to be done for a complete seismic hazard characterization, but our study highlights several deformation features that might be earthquake related; specifically, a previously unknown fault trace has been constrained both on natural sediments and archaeological structures.
Ferrario, MARIA FRANCESCA; Katz, Oded; Livio, Franz; Michetti, ALESSANDRO MARIA; Amit, Rivka
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