1667 Shamakhi earthquake

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1667 Şamaxı earthquake
1667 Shamakhi earthquake is located in Azerbaijan
1667 Shamakhi earthquake
Date November 25, 1667 (1667-11-25)
Magnitude 6.9 Ms
Depth 12 km
Epicenter 40°36′N 48°36′E / 40.6°N 48.6°E / 40.6; 48.6Coordinates: 40°36′N 48°36′E / 40.6°N 48.6°E / 40.6; 48.6[1]
Countries or regions Azerbaijan
Casualties 80,000

The 1667 Shamakhi earthquake occurred in November 1667 with an epicenter close to the city of Şamaxı, Azerbaijan. It had an estimated magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum felt intensity of X (intense) on the mercalli intensity scale. An estimated 80,000 people died.[1]

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  1. ^ a b NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 27 August 2010.