1998 Adana-Ceyhan earthquake

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1998 Adana-Ceyhan earthquake

Date 13:55:0Z, 27 June 1998 (1998-06-27T13:55:0Z)[1]
Magnitude

5.9 Mw (Turkish Earthquake Research Dept.)

6.2 Mw (US Geological Survey)[2]
Depth 32 km[2]
Epicenter about 30 km southeast of Adana and 32 km away from Ceyhan[2]
Countries or regions  Turkey
Casualties 145 dead, 1,500 injured[2]

The 1998 Adana-Ceyhan earthquake, aka 1998 Adana earthquake, was an approximately 6.2 magnitude.[3] earthquake that struck southern Turkey, historically known as Cilicia, on 27 June 1998, at about 16:55 local time.[1][4]

The event killed 145 people and left 1,500 people wounded and many thousands homeless in Adana, Turkey's fifth largest city today, and Ceyhan, the most populous town of the Adana Province, as well as many villages located between both cities along the Ceyhan River.[5] The most casualties and damage occurred due to inadequately engineered buildings in the town of Ceyhan. The total economic loss was estimated with about US$ 1 billion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas Wenk, Corinne Lacave, Kaspar Peter (November 1998). The Adana-Ceyhan Earthquake of June 27, 1998. Swiss Society for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Esref Yalcinkaya (2005). "Stochastic Finite-fault Modeling of Ground Motions From the June 27, 1998 Adana-Ceyhan Earthquake". Earth Planets Space 57: 107–115. Bibcode:2005EP&S...57..107Y. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  3. ^ Mehmet Çelebi (REVELATIONS FROM A SINGLE STRONG-MOTION RECORD RETRIEVED DURING THE 27 JUNE 1998 ADANA (TURKEY) EARTHQUAKE) (U.S. Geological Survey, MS 977)
  4. ^ Nejat Bayülke. "Structural damage in 27 June 1998 Adana-Ceyhan Earthquake". General Directorate of Disaster Affairs-Earthquake Research Department. Archived from the original on 6 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  5. ^ Frank Wuttke and Mathias Raschke. "Adana Earthquake of June 27, 1998". Retrieved 1 June 2008. 

Coordinates: 36°51′00″N 35°19′12″E / 36.85000°N 35.32000°E / 36.85000; 35.32000