Lebanese people feel earthquakes every now and then. They are usually minor and rarely cause damage. However, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook Lebanon on July 9th, 551.
The tremor is known as the 551 Beirut Earthquake. The latter triggered a devastating tsunami that affected the whole coast from Tyre to Tripoli. Approximately 30,000 people were killed and many ships sank.
The 1956 Chim earthquake destroyed thousands of buildings and left 136 people dead and 500 injured. The epicenter was located in Chouf. The 5.6 magnitude tremor also destroyed the infrastructure and many roads.
On February 12th, 2008, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Lebanon. It was followed by hundreds of light tremors that people in Lebanon did not feel.
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