1915 Asmera Earthquake
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1915 Asmera Earthquake
1915 Asmara earthquake
1915 Asmara earthquake is located in Eritrea
1915 Asmara earthquake
UTC time1915-09-23 08:14:47
ISC event913942
Local dateSeptember 23, 1915 (1915-09-23)
Local time11:14
Magnitude6.2 Mw (ISC-GEM)
Epicenter14°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 affectedEritrea
Max. intensityVI (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]

See also


  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 978-0-521-39120-7.

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