1913 Asmara earthquake

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1913 Asmara earthquake
1913 Asmara earthquake is located in Eritrea
1913 Asmara earthquake
UTC time1913-02-27 16:22:54
ISC eventn/a
Local dateFebruary 27, 1913 (1913-02-27)
Local time19:22
Epicenter15°36′N 38°54′E / 15.6°N 38.9°E / 15.6; 38.9Coordinates: 15°36′N 38°54′E / 15.6°N 38.9°E / 15.6; 38.9
Areas affectedEritrea
Max. intensityVI (Strong)

The 1913 Asmara earthquake took place outside Asmara, Eritrea on 27 February. The data as to the magnitude of the earthquake is imprecise due to the frequency and magnitude of aftershocks, but a maximum felt intensity of VI (Strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale was recorded at Asmara.[1] The "felt" area of the earthquake extended into Northern Ethiopia as well as Kassala in Sudan. The earthquake caused significant damage in Asmara (VI), Keren (IV), Massawa (V) and Adi Ugri (V).

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  1. ^ Ambraseys, Nicolas; Melville, C.P.; Adams, R.D. (1994). The Seismicity of Egypt, Arabia and the Red Sea: A Historical Review. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-39120-2.