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 May 31, 1946 (1946-05-31)
Origin time 03:12:46 UTC[1]
Magnitude 5.9 Mw[1]
Depth 15 km (9.3 mi)[1]
Epicenter 39°14′N 41°22′E / 39.23°N 41.37°E / 39.23; 41.37Coordinates: 39°14′N 41°22′E / 39.23°N 41.37°E / 39.23; 41.37[1]
Areas affected Turkey
Max. intensity VIII (Severe)[2][3]
Casualties 800–1300[4]

The 1946 Varto–Hınıs earthquake occurred at 05:12:46 local time on 31 May. The earthquake had an estimated moment magnitude of 5.9 and a maximum felt intensity of VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale, causing between 800 and 1300 casualties.

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