1953 Torud earthquake

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1953 Torud earthquake
1953 Torud earthquake is located in Iran
1953 Torud earthquake
Date 12 February 1953
Origin time 08:15:34 [1]
Magnitude 6.6 Mw [1]
Depth 15 km (9.3 mi) [1]
Epicenter 35°23′N 54°59′E / 35.39°N 54.98°E / 35.39; 54.98Coordinates: 35°23′N 54°59′E / 35.39°N 54.98°E / 35.39; 54.98 [1]
Areas affected Iran
Max. intensity VIII (Severe) [2]
Casualties 800–973 killed [3][4]
140 injured [4]

The 1953 Torud earthquake occurred at the northeastern border of the Great Salt Kavir in Torud, Semnan, Iran on 12 February. The shock had a moment magnitude of 6.6 and had a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). At least 800 people were killed.

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