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On March 29th...

M6.4 - Ethiopia, 1969


The earthquake completely razed the town of Sardo, killing 24 persons and injuring 165. There were 100 huts destroyed in the village; all were made of mud. The 300 surviving villagers were moved to the nearby town of Loggia, 50 kilometers west. Damage and reported felt area were restricted to an apparent radius of about 30 kilometers. Several aftershocks were noted, but none were damaging.
From Earthquake Information Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 1.

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