1952 Hasankale earthquake

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1952 Hasankale earthquake
1952 Hasankale earthquake is located in Turkey
1952 Hasankale earthquake
Date 3 January 1952 (1952-01-03)
Magnitude 5.8 Ms
Epicenter 39°54′N 41°42′E / 39.9°N 41.7°E / 39.9; 41.7Coordinates: 39°54′N 41°42′E / 39.9°N 41.7°E / 39.9; 41.7[1]
Areas affected Turkey
Max. intensity VIII (Severe) [2]
Casualties 41

The 1952 Hasankale earthquake occurred at 08:03 local time on 3 January in Hasankale (today Pasinler) in Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 5.8 and a maximum felt intensity of VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale, causing 41 casualties. This spot has been the subject of studies due to the amount of earthquakes that occur in Turkey. 17% of earthquakes, globally, occur in this area. This is because the Alpide belt crosses through Turkey.[3] The earthquakes are cause when the plates try to slide past each other on a transform boundary.[4]

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