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Earthquake History for August 11th

  •  M6.2 - Greece, 1904

    Four deaths.
    540 houses destroyed on Samos by this quake and a strong aftershock 3 days later. Damage also occurred on Patmos and in adjacent parts of Anatolia. The quake was felt from Chios (Khios) and Thira (Santorini) inland to Aydin and Odemis. (Note: at the time of this quake, Chios, Patmos and Samos were part of the Ottoman Empire).
    From N.N. Ambraseys and C.F. Finkel, Seismicity of Turkey and neighbouring regions, 1899-1915, Annales Geophysicae, 1987, 5B (6), p. 701-726; and The International Geographic Encyclopedia and Atlas, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1979.

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