1995 Dinar earthquake

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1995 Dinar earthquake
1995 Dinar earthquake is located in Turkey
1995 Dinar earthquake
UTC time1995-10-01 15:57:12
ISC event72858
Local dateOctober 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
Local time15:57:12
Magnitude6.2 Mw
Depth33 kilometers (21 mi)[1]
Epicenter38°03′47″N 30°08′02″E / 38.063°N 30.134°E / 38.063; 30.134Coordinates: 38°03′47″N 30°08′02″E / 38.063°N 30.134°E / 38.063; 30.134[1]
Areas affectedDinar (District), Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Total damage4,500 or 5100 buildings damaged[1]
Casualtiesat least 90[2]

The 1995 Dinar earthquake occurred on 1 October in Dinar (District), Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. It had an Mw magnitude of 6.2[3] with an epicenter close to the Dinar-Çivril fault.[3]

The earthquake occurred at a time of political instability in Turkey, with large strikes by public sector workers taking place just 11 days earlier.[2] The disaster was preceded by a number of smaller earthquakes of up to 5.1 magnitude, the last of which had occurred on 26 September 1995.[2] This resulted in a number of residents deciding to sleep outside their homes and possibly resulted in less deaths and injuries in the 1 October quake.[2] When the quake occurred, 90 people were killed and more than 200 injured in the disaster.[2]

In total, 2,473 homes suffered major damage, 1,218 moderate damage and 2,076 slight damage.[4] The Turkish government responded by constructing 5,000 new homes for those affected by the disaster.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Significant Earthquake". National Geophysical Data Center. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e William A. Mitchell (1996). "Response to a Damaging Earthquake in an Environment of Political Turmoil (Dinar, Turkey, October 1, 1995)". Natural Hazards Center. University of Colorado Boulder. Archived from the original on 2008-06-27. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b Öncel, A.O.; Koral, H (May 1988). "The Dinar Earthquake (Mw = 6.2; October 1, 1995; Afyon-Turkey) and Earthquake Hazard of the Dinar-Çivril Fault". Pure and Applied Geophysics. 152 (1): 91–105. Bibcode:1998PApGe.152...91O. doi:10.1007/s000240050143.
  4. ^ a b Lizarralde, Gonzalo; Johnson, Cassidy; Davidson, Colin (2009). Rebuilding After Disasters: From Emergency to Sustainability. Routledge. pp. 195–196. ISBN 978-1-134-02846-7.

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