1942 Niksar-Erbaa earthquake

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1942 Niksar-Erbaa earthquake
1942 Niksar-Erbaa earthquake is located in Turkey
1942 Niksar-Erbaa earthquake
Date 20 December 1942 (1942-12-20)
Magnitude 7.0 Ms
Depth 10 km
Epicenter 40°52′N 36°28′E / 40.87°N 36.47°E / 40.87; 36.47Coordinates: 40°52′N 36°28′E / 40.87°N 36.47°E / 40.87; 36.47[1]
Areas affected Turkey
Max. intensity IX[2]
Casualties 3,000

The 1942 Niksar-Erbaa earthquake occurred at 16:03 local time on 20 December. It had an estimated magnitude of 7.0 and a maximum felt intensity of IX (violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale, causing 3,000 casualties.

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