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 time1942-12-20 14:03:09
ISC event900592
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date20 December 1942 (1942-12-20)
Local time16:03
Magnitude7.0 Ms
Depth10 km
Epicenter40°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 affectedTurkey
Max. intensityIX (Violent)[2]
Casualties3,000

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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  1. ^ Kaptan, C. (15 April 2008). "Akinci HEPP Seismic Risk Assessment" (PDF). Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  2. ^ Boğaziçi Üniversitesi. "Bogazici University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute National Earthquake Monitoring Center (NEMC) List of earthquakes 1900–2004 (Büyük Depremler)" (in Turkish). Retrieved 28 August 2010.

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