1859 Erzurum earthquake

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1859 Erzurum earthquake
1859 Erzurum earthquake is located in Turkey
1859 Erzurum earthquake
Local date2 June 1859 (1859-06-02)
Magnitude6.1 M[1]
Epicenter39°54′N 41°18′E / 39.90°N 41.30°E / 39.90; 41.30Coordinates: 39°54′N 41°18′E / 39.90°N 41.30°E / 39.90; 41.30
Areas affectedTurkey
Max. intensityIX (Violent)[2]

The 1859 Erzurum earthquake occurred at 10:30 on 2 June.[2] It had a magnitude of 6.1 and a maximum intensity of IX on the Mercalli intensity scale, causing 15,000 casualties.[1] The earthquake destroyed much of the city of Erzerum.[3]

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  1. ^ a b NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b Boğaziçi Üniversitesi. "Bogazici University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute National Earthquake Monitoring Center (NEMC) List of historical earthquakes (Tarihsel Depremler)" (in Turkish). Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  3. ^ Ring, Trudy; Watson, Noelle; Schellinger, Paul (2013-11-05). Southern Europe: International Dictionary of Historic Places. Routledge. ISBN 9781134259656.