1971 Bingöl earthquake

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1971 Bingöl earthquake
1971 Bingöl earthquake is located in Turkey
1971 Bingöl earthquake
Date 22 May 1971 (1971-05-22)
Magnitude 6.7 Ms
Depth 3 km
Epicenter 38°48′N 40°30′E / 38.80°N 40.50°E / 38.80; 40.50Coordinates: 38°48′N 40°30′E / 38.80°N 40.50°E / 38.80; 40.50[1]
Areas affected Turkey
Bingöl
Casualties 1,000

The 1971 Bingöl earthquake occurred at 18:43 local time (16:43 UTC) on 22 May. It had a magnitude of 6.7 on the surface wave magnitude scale and a maximum intensity of VIII (Destructive) on the Mercalli intensity scale, killing about 1,000 people.


References[edit]

  1. ^ NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 23 January 2011.