1941 Van–Erciş earthquake

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1941 Van–Erciş earthquake
1941 Van–Erciş earthquake is located in Turkey
1941 Van–Erciş earthquake
UTC time1941-09-10 21:53:55
ISC event900990
USGS-ANSSn/a
Local date10 September 1941 (1941-09-10)
Local time23:53
Magnitude5.9 Ms
Epicenter39°30′N 43°18′E / 39.5°N 43.3°E / 39.5; 43.3Coordinates: 39°30′N 43°18′E / 39.5°N 43.3°E / 39.5; 43.3[1]
Areas affectedTurkey
Max. intensityVIII (Severe)[2]
Casualties192

The 1941 Van–Erciş earthquake occurred at 23:53 local time on 10 September. It had an estimated surface wave magnitude of 5.9 and a maximum intensity of VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The earthquake has caused estimated casualties of between 190 and 430 people[3] and also 600 buildings have collapsed.[4]

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  1. ^ NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  2. ^ Boğaziçi Üniversitesi. "Bogazici University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute National Earthquake Monitoring Center (NEMC) List of earthquakes 1900 - 2004 (Büyük Depremler)" (in Turkish). Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Health response to the earthquakes in Van Province, Turkey, 2011" (PDF). WHO. p. 5. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  4. ^ Damcı, Erdem; Temur, Rasim; Bekdaş, Gebrail; Sayin, Baris (2015-12-01). "Damages and causes on the structures during the October 23, 2011 Van earthquake in Turkey". Case Studies in Construction Materials. 3: 112–131. doi:10.1016/j.cscm.2015.10.001. ISSN 2214-5095.