1667 Shamakhi earthquake

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1667 Şamaxı earthquake
1667 Shamakhi earthquake is located in Azerbaijan
1667 Shamakhi earthquake
Local dateNovember 25, 1667 (1667-11-25)
Magnitude6.9 Ms
Depth12 km
Epicenter40°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]
Areas affectedShamakhi, Shirvan, Safavid Iran (present-day Azerbaijan Republic)
Max. intensityX (Extreme)

The 1667 Shamakhi earthquake occurred on 25 November 1667 with an epicenter close to the city of Shamakhi, Azerbaijan (then part of Safavid Iran).[2] It had an estimated surface wave magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum felt intensity of X (Extreme) 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.
  2. ^ Matthee, Rudi (2012). Persia in Crisis: Safavid Decline and the Fall of Isfahan. I.B.Tauris. p. 153. ISBN 978-1-84511-745-0.