Damghan, Iran (856) • Earth.com

Last update: October 18th, 2019 at 10:01 am

Damghan, Iran (856)

A 220-mile stretch of Iran was destroyed by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the year 856. One of the oldest earthquakes ever recorded, it took the lives of an estimated 200,000 people. Aftershocks were said to cause damage to the area for years.

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