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Seismogenic Origin of the Ancient Avdat Ruins, Negev Desert, Israel


The present communication addresses the potential use of damage features, observed in the ancient ruins of the Avdat archeological site (Negev Desert, Israel) as a tool to identify the seismic origin of the destruction there and roughly to determine the direction of seismic wave propagation.

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Korjenkov, A.M., Mazor, E. Seismogenic Origin of the Ancient Avdat Ruins, Negev Desert, Israel. Natural Hazards 18, 193–226 (1998).

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  • earthquakes
  • historical seismicity
  • kinematic indicators
  • seismoarcheology
  • structural geology
  • ancient cities
  • ruins