Francis T. Wu, Iaakov Karcz, Eliahu J. Arieh, Uri Kafri, Uri Peled; Microearthquakes along the Dead Sea Rift. Geology ; 1 (4): 159–161. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1973)1<159:MATDSR>2.0.CO;2
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A preliminary survey of microearthquake activity along the central part of the Dead Sea–Jordan Valley Rift in Israel revealed the occurrence of events −0.5 to 1.5 in magnitude, clustered in the structurally more complex zones. These microearthquakes appear to confirm the existence of recent crustal activity in this region, as inferred from geologic, geomorphologic, geodetic, and archeologic evidence.
This note reports the first results of a survey of microearthquake activity between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea Rift. The data presented below were recorded mainly along the central part of the rift zone in Israel, during the period of September 1972 through February 1973.