A Geomorphologic-tectonic study is done by the author about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Death Sea. This has been a subject of several studies over the centuries. Bible studies that focus on scientific studies today. A geomorphologic approximation is carried out by the author determining the tectonic reasons that causes the destruction and disappearance of these cities.

Keywords: Tectonics, Sliding faults, Paleo-weather.

Author Biography

Jean Pierre Bergoeing, Universidade de Costa Rica
Professor Phd University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica. Master's Degree Director


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How to Cite
BERGOEING, Jean Pierre. SODOM AND GOMORRAH AND PLATES TECTONIC. Mercator, Fortaleza, v. 17, june 2018. ISSN 1984-2201. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 mar. 2020. doi: