1859 Shamakhi earthquake

The 1859 Shamakhi earthquake struck Shamakhi in the Baku Governorate (present-day Azerbaijan Republic) of the Russian Empire, on 11 June. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 5.9 and caused moderate damage and killed approximately 100 people.

1859 Shamakhi earthquake
1859 Shamakhi earthquake is located in Azerbaijan
1859 Shamakhi earthquake
Local dateJune 11, 1859 (1859-06-11)
Depth10 km (6.2 mi)[1]
Epicenter40°42′N 48°30′E / 40.7°N 48.5°E / 40.7; 48.5[1]
Areas affectedShamakhi, Baku Governorate, Russian Empire
Total damageModerate
Max. intensityIX (Violent)[1]
Casualties100 fatalities[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 14 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)