01/26/0447 | 447 Marmara Earthquake


Leroy et al. (2002) describe a very strong earthquake in 447:
"An extremely violent earthquake occurred in Istanbul in AD 447, with a felt area over the Sea of Marmara and surroundings, including Hellespont, which featured the destruction of many towns; substantial sea waves, subsidence, dried fountains, inundation, landslides, cracks opening the ground and aftershocks were recorded for months afterwards."
Altinik et al. (2001) describe the effects around Izmit with dead fish on land and grounded ships.

Events in the same region
Date Title Region Preferred Magnitude Quality*
0447 Jan 26th 447 Marmara Earthquake Marmara Sea 8 C
  • Shebalin & Laydecker (1997) -SHEBALIN,N.V. & G.LEYDECKER (1997): Earthquake Catalogue for the Former Soviet Union and Borders up to 1988. -- 135 pp., 13 fig.; European Commission, Report No. EUR 17245 EN, Nuclear Science and Technology Series. ISSN 1018-5593 - Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg. - Link
Event Characteristics
Preferred Magnitude 8.00 (8.00-8.00)
Epicenter 40.500°N, 28.000°E
Depth 40 km
Tsunami no/unknown
Paleo-Event no
Quality of Evidence C

Magnitude Range
Year Reference Magnitude
1997 Shebalin & Laydecker (1997) 8

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