1727 Tabriz earthquake

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1727 Tabriz earthquake
1727 Tabriz earthquake is located in Iran
1727 Tabriz earthquake
Local date November 18, 1727 (1727-11-18)
Epicenter 38°00′N 46°18′E / 38.0°N 46.3°E / 38.0; 46.3Coordinates: 38°00′N 46°18′E / 38.0°N 46.3°E / 38.0; 46.3[1]
Areas affected Iran, Tabriz
Max. intensity VIII (Severe)
Casualties 77,000

The 1727 Tabriz earthquake occurred on 18 November with an epicenter near Tabriz in northwest Iran. The maximum felt intensity was VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale, and there were an estimated 77,000 deaths. The only record for this earthquake comes from an account written in 1821 and it is very likely that the information for this earthquake refers instead to the 1721 Tabriz earthquake.[2]

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  1. ^ NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Ambraseys, N.N.; Melville, C.P. (2005). A History of Persian Earthquakes. Cambridge Earth Science Series. Cambridge University Press. p. 184. ISBN 978-0-521-02187-6.