1921 Massawa earthquake

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1921 Massawa earthquake
1921 Massawa earthquake is located in Eritrea
Asmara
Asmara
1921 Massawa earthquake
UTC time 1921-08-14 13:15:28
ISC event 912292
USGS-ANSS n/a
Local date August 14, 1921 (1921-08-14)
Local time 16:15:28
Magnitude 6.1 Mw [1]
Depth 15 km (9 mi) [1]
Epicenter 15°10′N 40°54′E / 15.16°N 40.9°E / 15.16; 40.9Coordinates: 15°10′N 40°54′E / 15.16°N 40.9°E / 15.16; 40.9 [1]
Areas affected Eritrea
Total damage Severe [2]
Max. intensity VIII (Severe) [2]
Casualties Some [2]

The 1921 Massawa earthquake took place off the coast of Massawa, Eritrea on August 14 with a moment magnitude of 6.1 and a Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). The first aftershock after the initial earthquake was of similar magnitude. Significant damage was caused to the harbour at Massawa with a number of deaths reported.[3] Aftershocks were felt as far away as Asmara and Dekemhare.

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  1. ^ a b c ISC (2017), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2013), Version 4.0, International Seismological Centre 
  2. ^ a b c National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K 
  3. ^ Ambraseys, N.; 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.