1971 Bingöl earthquake

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1971 Bingöl earthquake
1971 Bingöl earthquake is located in Turkey
1971 Bingöl earthquake
UTC time 1971-05-22 16:44:02
ISC event 784837
USGS-ANSS ComCat
Local date 22 May 1971 (1971-05-22)
Local time 18:44:02
Magnitude 6.9 Mw [1]
Depth 10 km (6.2 mi) [1]
Epicenter 38°56′N 40°39′E / 38.93°N 40.65°E / 38.93; 40.65Coordinates: 38°56′N 40°39′E / 38.93°N 40.65°E / 38.93; 40.65 [1]
Areas affected Bingöl, Turkey
Total damage $5,000,000 – Moderate [2]
Max. intensity VIII (Severe) [2]
Casualties 755–1,000 killed, 1,200 injured [3]

The 1971 Bingöl earthquake occurred at 18:44:02 local time on 22 May. It had a moment magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum intensity of VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale, killing at least 755 people.

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  1. ^ a b c ISC (2017), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2013), Version 4.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. ^ a b National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
  3. ^ USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey

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