1942 Niksar–Erbaa earthquake

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1942 Niksar–Erbaa earthquake
1942 Niksar–Erbaa earthquake is located in Turkey
1942 Niksar–Erbaa earthquake
UTC time 1942-12-20 14:03:09
ISC event 900592
USGS-ANSS ComCat
Local date 20 December 1942 (1942-12-20)
Local time 16:03
Magnitude 7.0 Ms
Depth 10 km
Epicenter 40°52′N 36°28′E / 40.87°N 36.47°E / 40.87; 36.47Coordinates: 40°52′N 36°28′E / 40.87°N 36.47°E / 40.87; 36.47[1]
Areas affected Turkey
Max. intensity IX (Violent)[2]
Casualties 3,000

The 1942 Niksar–Erbaa earthquake in Turkey occurred at 16:03 local time on 20 December. It had an estimated surface wave magnitude of 7.0 and a maximum felt intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale, causing 3,000 casualties.

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