Author Archives: Basil Mahfouz

Lebanon needs a disaster policy for earthquake risks

Lebanon needs a disaster policy for earthquake risks

Over the past 2,000 years, Lebanon has experienced over 13 major earthquakes. These tremors are a result of the country’s location within an active tectonic system called the Dead Sea Rift, which divides the African and Arabian plates. One of Lebanon’s most devastating earthquakes occurred in 551 AD, a 7.5 magnitude quake along the Mount

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