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1667 Shamakhi earthquake

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Magnitude  6.9 Ms
Depth  12,000 m
Number of casualties  80,000
Areas affected  Azerbaijan
Date  25 November 1667
1667 Shamakhi earthquake
Similar  1948 Ashgabat earthquake, 1138 Aleppo earthquake, 1556 Shaanxi earthquake, 1920 Haiyuan earthquake, 1939 Erzincan earthquake

The 1667 Shamakhi earthquake occurred on 25 November 1667 with an epicenter close to the city of ┼×amax─▒, Azerbaijan (then part of Safavid Iran). It had an estimated surface wave magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum felt intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. An estimated 80,000 people died.

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