1915 Asmara earthquake

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1915 Asmara earthquake
1915 Asmara earthquake is located in Eritrea
1915 Asmara earthquake
Date September 23, 1915 (1915-09-23)
Magnitude 5.8 Ms [1]
Epicenter 16°00′N 39°00′E / 16.0°N 39.0°E / 16.0; 39.0Coordinates: 16°00′N 39°00′E / 16.0°N 39.0°E / 16.0; 39.0 [1]
Areas affected Eritrea
Max. intensity VI (Strong) [1]

The 1915 Asmara earthquake took place outside Asmara, Eritrea on September 23. The event causeed panic among the inhabitants and minor damage. The earthquake is described by experts as being of relatively large magnitude.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Ambraseys, N.; Melville, C. P.; Adams, R. D. (1994). The Seismicity of Egypt, Arabia and the Red Sea: A Historical Review. Cambridge University Press. pp. 83, 121. ISBN 0-521-39120-2.