1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake

Coordinates: 41°24′N 32°42′E / 41.4°N 32.7°E / 41.4; 32.7
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1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake
1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake is located in Turkey
1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake
UTC time1944-02-01 03:22:40
ISC event899277
Local date1 February 1944 (1944-02-01)
Local time05:22:40
Magnitude7.5 Mw[1]
Epicenter41°24′N 32°42′E / 41.4°N 32.7°E / 41.4; 32.7[2]
Areas affectedTurkey
Total damage20,865 houses destroyed
Max. intensityMMI IX (Violent)MMI X (Extreme) [3]
Casualties3,959 dead

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 (ViolentExtreme) 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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Stein, R. S.; Barka, A. A.; Dieterich, J. H. (1997). "Progressive failure on the North Anatolian fault since 1939 by earthquake stress triggering". Geophysical Journal International. 128 (3): 594–604. Bibcode:1997GeoJI.128..594S. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246x.1997.tb05321.x.
  2. ^ NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  3. ^ 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.

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