Important historic earthquakes in Lebanon

Last update: May 3, 2014 at 9:59 pm by By

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region May 17 00:17 3.3 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region May 16 09:25 3.1 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region May 08 01:38 3.2 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Mar 29 18:43 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Mar 26 10:35 3.2 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Mar 21 03:56 3.8 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Feb 22 15:28 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Feb 09 22:34 3.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Feb 02 21:18 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Dec 16 17:12 3.1 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Dec 01 14:53 3.3 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Nov 22 03:09 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Nov 19 23:37 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Zarrouriye - I was talking to my mom and brother and suddenly my whole mansion started to shake no damage but frightening. I run outside and started to scream I thought my mansion was about to fall on me
  • Qana - tremor leve
  • USGS Beirut, Lebanon Jun 29 13:24 3.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jun 29 13:24 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Beirut - I was watching youtube on my bed and suddenly my bed shook a lot that I fell of it I asked my brother who was sitting on the couch if he felt it so he said yes and it was a nice ride and started laughing😂
  • Beirut - Slight fear
  • Beirut, Airport - I was in the airport suddenly i saw the lamps moving so i directly thought of an earthquake but like i always think of earthquakes so im like ok im hallucinating but later on my friend sent me an image showing that a magnitude of 3.7 earthquake hit lebanon and thanking god i knew i wasnt hallucinating. Im still young😂💀
  • EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jun 26 11:46 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jun 25 19:02 3.0 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jun 25 14:42 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jun 19 19:20 3.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jun 11 15:42 3.0 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jun 06 15:54 3.1 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Baalbek - Shaking sitting pn terrace. Table was rattling.
  • EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region May 29 12:45 3.1 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region May 24 09:59 3.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region May 15 14:35 3.2 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region May 04 14:17 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Apr 05 16:33 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Apr 05 03:18 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mansourieh el Metn - It woke me up
  • EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Mar 13 14:34 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Feb 15 18:02 3.0 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Feb 13 22:06 2.4 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Dec 27 22:51 2.9 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Dec 20 13:24 3.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Dec 18 01:20 3.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Nov 06 17:50 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Nov 04 04:40 3.2 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Nov 04 01:56 3.1 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Nov 02 06:27 3.1 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Oct 01 18:33 3.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region May 08 16:54 3.2 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region May 07 12:02 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Sep 20 18:43 3.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Sep 01 20:50 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • awkar-metn nord - Vers 23:50 de la nuit du lundi 1 sept, et pendant que je regardais la tele, le fauteuil ou je m assoyais a bouge pour 5 secondes. Les enfants qui etaient endormis dans leur chambre se sont reveilles effrayes. Pas de degats materiels.
  • Fanar Liban - J'étais assise sur une chaise en plastique sur le balcon vers 23h45 j'ai senti la chaise bouger dans mon dos. j'ai eu un doute comme il y a beaucoup de vent ce soir au Liban et il a plu plusieurs heures durant la journée. Mais j'ai quand même pensé au séisme.
  • Bekaa - estava dormindo e senti a cama balanca por algum segundo . isso me fez acordar
  • Bikfaya - No damages .. every thing in the house was shaking
  • Мансурии - Слегка качнуло , даже не успела испугаться
  • EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Aug 07 02:03 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jul 27 17:03 3.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jul 05 22:25 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sidon, Lebanon Jul 05 21:41 4.1 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jul 05 21:41 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It
  • Beirut - 8th floor of the building felt good shaking
  • Qyriat Shemona - very short
  • Hamra - Felt a bit shaking
  • Saida - awakened from sleep. bed rocked back and forth.
  • Saida - 6.07.2014 at 01.00am morning
  • Beirut - It lasted for 5 seconds but it was really a bad experience. I thought that a rocket fell near my house but there was no sound. Then I realized that it was an earthquake (via emsc)
  • Ramlet al Bayda - Felt the couch moving
  • Saida - really it was scary i thought it is a huge explosion then i understand that it might be an earthquake .
  • Saida - It felt weird!
  • Chhim - not damaged but it last for 10 seconds
  • Saida - feel the whole room shaking and couch
  • Saida - felt the floor shaking very strongly
  • Kfarshima - not really scary, but not pleasure also....was waiting for second deadly, but thks God, no....but l feel that ppl should experence this, just to knew price of life here..on earth
  • Daraya/ Anout - The whole building shook back and forth and there was a very loud rumbling sound like a train!!
  • Jiyeh - The quake was strong enough that did the windows to close and open it was greatly freaking you can hear your heart beat so obviously....
  • Beirut Hamra - First experience of an earth quake happened as I was watching the WC game lying on the couch Quite serious
  • Beirut - I felt a light shaking as i went to bed during second half of the world cup match, and the closet did a little sound. Wasnt scared cause ive felt worse in beirut during the 1990's. Was actually exciting! :p But no one at home believed me or felt it ! :S Jad
  • Saida - 06.07.2014/ 1.10 am / Waende und Sofa wackelten stark
  • Awkar - Shaking within 1 minute, was scary though. God bless.
  • Salima Mount Lebanon - Strong shaking for 10 seconds we were sleeping the bed start shivering
  • Saida - 5th floor, the building was shaking
  • Chouefait - No damage occurred
  • CHIAH - The chandeliers were shaking. It was te strongest I have ever felt.
  • Cornet Chehwan - While preparing to sleep felt light shaking of my bed
  • Broumana - Very loud and light vibrations
  • Mazboud - It was very loud and scary, no damages
  • Jezzine - There was a deep rumbling sound and then the shaking started.
  • EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jun 20 01:36 3.4 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jun 07 12:52 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region May 27 08:23 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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