1998 Adana-Ceyhan earthquake

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1998 Adana-Ceyhan earthquake
1998 Adana-Ceyhan earthquake is located in Turkey
1998 Adana-Ceyhan earthquake
Date 27 June 1998 (1998-06-27) [1]
Origin time 13:55:0Z
Magnitude

5.9 Mw (Turkish Earthquake Research Dept.)

6.2 Mw (US Geological Survey) [2]
Depth 32 km (20 mi) [2]
Epicenter 36°56′28″N 35°15′25″W / 36.941°N 35.257°W / 36.941; -35.257Coordinates: 36°56′28″N 35°15′25″W / 36.941°N 35.257°W / 36.941; -35.257 [3]
Areas affected Turkey
Casualties 145 dead, 1,500 injured [2]

The 1998 Adana-Ceyhan earthquake (also known as the 1998 Adana earthquake) occurred with a moment magnitude of 6.2 [4] in southern Turkey, historically known as Cilicia, on 27 June, at about 16:55 local time.[1][5]

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.[6] 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. 
  2. ^ a b c d 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. 
  3. ^ ISC (2014), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900-2009), Version 1.05, International Seismological Centre 
  4. ^ Çelebi, Mehmet (2000), "Revelations from a single strong-motion record retrieved during the 27 June 1998 Adana (Turkey) earthquake", Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Elsevier) 20 (5–8): 283–288 
  5. ^ Nejat Bayülke. "Structural damage in 27 June 1998 Adana-Ceyhan Earthquake". General Directorate of Disaster Affairs-Earthquake Research Department. 
  6. ^ Frank Wuttke and Mathias Raschke. "Adana Earthquake of June 27, 1998". Retrieved 1 June 2008.