1883 Çeşme earthquake

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1883 Çeşme earthquake
1883 Çeşme earthquake is located in Greece
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1883 Çeşme earthquake
UTC time 1883-10-15
Local date 15 October 1883 (1883-10-15)
Magnitude 6.8 Mw
Epicenter 38°18′N 26°24′E / 38.3°N 26.4°E / 38.3; 26.4Coordinates: 38°18′N 26°24′E / 38.3°N 26.4°E / 38.3; 26.4
Areas affected Urla, Çeşme, Chios
Max. intensity IX (Violent)
Casualties 120+

The 1883 Çeşme earthquake occurred at 13:30 UTC on October 15. It had a magnitude of 6.8 on the moment magnitude scale and a maximum felt intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale. There was widespread damage in the UrlaÇeşme area with 3,600 homes destroyed and at least 120 people killed.[1] There were damaging aftershocks on October 22 and November 1.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benetatos C.; Kiratzi A.; Ganas A.; Ziazia M.; Plessa A.; Drakatos G. "Strike-slip motions in the Gulf of Siğaçik (western Turkey): Properties of the 17 October 2005 earthquake seismic sequence". Tectonophysics. 426 (3): 263–279. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2006.08.003. 
  2. ^ Kárník V. (2012). Seismicity of the European Area, Part 2. Springer. p. 90. ISBN 9789401030786.