1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake

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1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake
1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake is located in Turkey
1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake
UTC time 1944-02-01 03:22:40
ISC event 899277
USGS-ANSS ComCat
Local date 1 February 1944 (1944-02-01)
Local time 05:22:40
Magnitude 7.2 Ms
Epicenter 41°24′N 32°42′E / 41.4°N 32.7°E / 41.4; 32.7Coordinates: 41°24′N 32°42′E / 41.4°N 32.7°E / 41.4; 32.7[1]
Areas affected Turkey
Total damage 20,865 houses destroyed
Max. intensity IX–X[2]
Casualties 3,959 dead

The 1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake occurred at 05:22 local time on 1 February. The earthquake had an estimated surface wave magnitude of 7.2 and a maximum felt intensity of IX–X (ViolentExtreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale.

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