1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake
|UTC time||1944-02-01 03:22:40|
|Local date||1 February 1944|
|Total damage||20,865 houses destroyed|
|Max. intensity||IX (Violent) – X (Extreme) |
The 1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake occurred at 05:22 local time on 1 February. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 7.5 Mw and a maximum felt intensity of IX–X (Violent–Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. It ruptured part of the North Anatolian Fault, forming part of a progressive sequence of events that generally migrated westwards along the fault zone, starting with the 1939 Erzincan earthquake.
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