1946 Varto-Hınıs earthquake

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1946 Varto-Hınıs earthquake
1946 Varto-Hınıs earthquake is located in Turkey
1946 Varto-Hınıs earthquake
Date September 10, 1946 (1946-09-10)
Magnitude 5.9 Ms
Epicenter 39°18′N 41°12′E / 39.3°N 41.2°E / 39.3; 41.2Coordinates: 39°18′N 41°12′E / 39.3°N 41.2°E / 39.3; 41.2[1]
Areas affected Turkey
Max. intensity VIII[2]
Casualties 839

The 1946 Varto-Hınıs earthquake occurred at 05:12 local time on 31 May. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 5.9 and a maximum felt intensity of VIII (destructive) on the Mercalli intensity scale, causing 839 casualties.

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