1915 Asmara earthquake

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1915 Asmara earthquake
1915 Asmara earthquake is located in Eritrea
Asmara
Asmara
1915 Asmara earthquake
UTC time 1915-09-23 08:14:47
ISC event 913942
USGS-ANSS ComCat
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.

Effects[edit]

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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References[edit]

  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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