1859 Erzurum earthquake

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1859 Erzurum earthquake
1859 Erzurum earthquake is located in Turkey
1859 Erzurum earthquake
Local date 2 June 1859 (1859-06-02)
Magnitude 6.1 M[1]
Epicenter 39°54′N 41°18′E / 39.90°N 41.30°E / 39.90; 41.30Coordinates: 39°54′N 41°18′E / 39.90°N 41.30°E / 39.90; 41.30
Areas affected Turkey
Max. intensity IX (Violent)[2]
Casualties 15,000

The 1859 Erzurum earthquake occurred at 10:30 on 2 June,[2] it had a magnitude of 6.1 and a maximum intensity of IX on the Mercalli intensity scale, causing 15,000 casualties.[1] The earthquake destroyed much of the city of Erzerum.[3]

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