Istanbul: A brief seismic history



A rather fanciful European engraving of an earthquake that took place in İstanbul on May 10th 1556. For an enlarged view of the image, click on it. People are running about in terror and the sea is surging violently. Notice the comet at the top center and the impending or recent eclipse of the sun or moon at the right. Right of center is a large domed structure that may be intended to represent Hagia Sophia.

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