On 11 July 1927 at 15:04, an earthquake struck Mandatory Palestine and its close surroundings, resulting in considerable casualties and damage (Avni, 1999). Recent studies estimated the epicenter at the north of the Dead Sea (Shapira et al., 1993; Zohar and Marco, 2012) and a magnitude of ML 6.25 (Avni, 1999). Jerusalem, located nearly 30 km west of the epicenter, suffered greatly in the earthquake. Many of its structures were damaged, leaving several people killed, many injured, and a few hundreds homeless. The governing British Mandate commissioner responded quickly and almost...

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