1915 Asmara earthquake

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1915 Asmara earthquake
1915 Asmara earthquake is located in Eritrea
1915 Asmara earthquake
UTC time 1915-09-23 08:14:47
ISC event 913942
Local date September 23, 1915 (1915-09-23)
Local time 11:14
Magnitude 6.2 Mw  (ISC-GEM)
Epicenter 14°29′N 38°41′E / 14.48°N 38.69°E / 14.48; 38.69Coordinates: 14°29′N 38°41′E / 14.48°N 38.69°E / 14.48; 38.69
Areas affected Eritrea
Max. intensity VI (Strong) [1]

The 1915 Asmara earthquake took place outside Asmara, Eritrea on September 23 with an Mw of 6.2 and a maximum perceived intensity of VI (Strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale.


The event caused panic among the inhabitants and minor damage. The earthquake is described by experts as being of relatively large magnitude.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Ambraseys, N.; Melville, C. P.; Adams, R. D. (1994). The Seismicity of Egypt, Arabia and the Red Sea: A Historical Review. Cambridge University Press. pp. 83, 121. ISBN 0-521-39120-2. 

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