Nature:Earthquake Turkey 1457

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Nature:Earthquake Turkey 1457 Gender: N/A
born on 23 April 1457 Jul.Cal. (2 May 1457 greg.) at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Erzincan, Turkey, 39n44, 39e29
Timezone LMT m39e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Ritrovato
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°50' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 05°41 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°15'


Historical earthquake in Turkey. Estimated magnitude: 7.6. Estimated casualties: 12,000 (Erzincan was almost completely destroyed).

Note: Wikipedia has no biographical information for this seismic event (as of 4 May 2017).


Source Notes

Earthquakes in the Mediterranean and Middle East: A Multidisciplinary Study of Seismology up to 1900, Nicholas Ambrasey, 2009, Cambridge University Press (For date, time, and casualties.)

Global Historical Earthquake Archive (A GEM Hazard Global Component), 2015, GHEA (For magnitude.)


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