The Rhodes earthquake of 26 June 1926

  title={The Rhodes earthquake of 26 June 1926},
  author={Nicholas Neocles Ambraseys and Robert D. Adams},
  journal={Journal of Seismology},
We use macroseismic and instrumental data to re-examine the large earthquake of 26 June 1926 in the Hellenic Arc and other associated events. The earthquake was felt over a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean region and caused sporadic damage, and in places destruction, over a large area in Rhodes, southwestern Anatolia, eastern Crete and in the Nile Delta. Despite its size, there has been uncertainty as to its position, depth and magnitude. The earthquake was well recorded instrumentally… 
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