1268 Cilicia earthquake

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1268 Cilicia earthquake
1268 Cilicia earthquake is located in Turkey
1268 Cilicia earthquake
Date 1268
Magnitude 7.0 (est.)
Epicenter 37°30′N 35°30′E / 37.5°N 35.5°E / 37.5; 35.5Coordinates: 37°30′N 35°30′E / 37.5°N 35.5°E / 37.5; 35.5
Areas affected Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, Ilkhanate, Principality of Antioch
Tsunami none
Casualties over 60,000 dead (est.)[1]

The Cilicia earthquake in 1268 was a tremendous earthquake in which over 60,000 people perished.[2][3] The earthquake occurred in the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, in southern Asia Minor. The epicenter was northeast of the city of Adana.


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  2. ^ Walford, Cornelius (1879) The famines of the world: past and present London, page 55, OCLC 38724391
  3. ^ Lomnitz, Cinna (1974) Global Tectonics and Earthquake Risk Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co., Amsterdam, ISBN 0-444-41076-7