Text #9490Earthquakes in the Mediterranean and Middle East .
Ben-Menahem (1979, 289) places a large-magnitude earthquake with an epicentre south-east of Cyprus and dates it to 28 February 92 BC. He says that a large seismic sea wave hit the Levantine cities and that the associated shock was felt in Syria and Israel, assigning to it a magnitude of ms 7.1. His sources are Plassard and Kogoj (1968b), Willis (1928), and two other sources, which he does not give. Plassard and Kogoj, who do not quote a reference, but who must have taken this information from Sieberg (1932b, 198), say that the shock of 92 BC was strong in Syria and that it was felt in Egypt. According to Willis the earthquake affected Syria and the island of Cyprus, which information he takes from Mallet (1852), 3), who quotes as his source Hoff (1840, 162). This author, the last in the series, who does not mention his sources, is responsible for creating a spurious event.