1856 Djijelli earthquakes

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1856 Djijelli earthquakes
1856 Djijelli earthquakes is located in Mediterranean
Genoa
Genoa
Algiers
Algiers
1856 Djijelli earthquakes
Local date 21 & 22 August 1856
Epicenter 37°06′N 5°42′E / 37.1°N 5.7°E / 37.1; 5.7Coordinates: 37°06′N 5°42′E / 37.1°N 5.7°E / 37.1; 5.7 [1]
Areas affected Algeria
Max. intensity IX (Violent) [1]
Tsunami Yes
Casualties 3 dead [1]

The 1856 Djijelli earthquakes occurred on August 21 and 22 near the coastal area of northern Algeria, the magnitude of the two shocks are unknown, but each had a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Each of these high intensity shocks were felt as far as Genoa in northern Italy and were followed by a tsunami that affected the Mediterranean Sea. Three people were killed as a result of the second event.

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  1. ^ a b c National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K 

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