1856 Djijelli earthquakes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 

Sources