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The 1509 Istanbul earthquake, referred to as The Lesser Judgment Day by contemporaries, was an earthquake that occurred in the Sea of Marmara on September 10, 1509. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 7.2 ± 0.3 on the moment magnitude scale.[1] Forty-five days of aftershocks followed the earthquake, as well as a tsunami. Over a thousand houses and 109 mosques were destroyed, and an estimated 10,000 people died.


  1. ^ Ambraseys, N. N. (December 2001). "The Earthquake of 1509 in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey, Revisited". Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 91: 1397. doi:10.1785/0120000305.  


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