2003 Bingöl earthquake

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2003 Bingöl earthquake
2003 Bingöl earthquake is located in Turkey
2003 Bingöl earthquake
Date 1 May 2003 (2003-05-01)
Magnitude 6.4 Mw
Depth 10 kilometres (6 mi)
Epicenter 39°00′25″N 40°27′50″E / 39.007°N 40.464°E / 39.007; 40.464Coordinates: 39°00′25″N 40°27′50″E / 39.007°N 40.464°E / 39.007; 40.464 [1]
Areas affected Turkey
Casualties 176 killed, 520 injured

The 2003 Bingöl earthquake was a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit eastern Turkey on 1 May 2003 at 03:27 local time (00:27 UTC). The epicenter was in Bingöl Province, 15 km north of Bingöl. At least 176 people were killed, and 625 buildings collapsed or suffered heavy damage in the affected region.[2]

84 of the fatalities occurred when a dormitory block collapsed in a boarding school in Celtiksuyu.[3]

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