MAP#75: Natural Disasters: Earthquakes that rocked the Middle Ages

medieval-earthquakesEver wonder how medieval people dealt with natural disasters? No Red Cross or FEMA to come in and help clean up. Earthquakes and Tsunamis are some of the most destructive forces in nature. It’s estimated there are over 500,000 earthquakes each year and over 100,000 of them can be felt. Earthquakes in the Middle Ages are some of the most destructive in history.

Today on the Medieval Archives Podcast we’ll discuss Medieval Earthquakes! We’ll see where they hit, the devastation they caused and how they were recorded.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Antioch 526
  • Japan 869
  • Syria 1138
  • And more…





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The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com

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