1921 Massawa earthquake

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Coordinates: 15°36′33″N 39°26′43″E / 15.609167°N 39.445278°E / 15.609167; 39.445278 The 1921 Massawa Earthquake was a seismic movement that took place off the coast of Massawa, Eritrea on 1921-08-14. The first aftershock after the initial earthquake was of similar magnitude. Significant damage was caused to the harbour at Massawa with a number of deaths reported.[1] After shocks were felt as far away as Asmara and Dekemhare.


  1. ^ Ambraseys, Nicolas; Melville, C.P., Adams, R.D. (1994). The Seismicity of Egypt, Arabia and the Red Sea: A Historical Review. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-39120-2.