1859 Shamakhi earthquake

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1859 Shamakhi earthquake
1859 Shamakhi earthquake is located in Azerbaijan
1859 Shamakhi earthquake
Local date June 11, 1859 (1859-06-11)
Magnitude 5.9[1]
Depth 10 km (6.2 mi)[1]
Epicenter 40°42′N 48°30′E / 40.7°N 48.5°E / 40.7; 48.5[1]
Areas affected Shamakhi, Baku Governorate, Russian Empire
Total damage Moderate
Max. intensity IX (Violent)[1]
Casualties 100 fatalities[1]

The 1859 Shamakhi earthquake struck Shamakhi in the Baku Governorate (present-day Azerbaijan Republic) of the Russian Empire, on 11 June. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 5.9 and caused moderate damage and killed approximately 100 people.

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  1. ^ a b c d e NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 14 February 2016.