1995 Dinar earthquake
|UTC time||1995-10-01 15:57:12|
|Local date||October 1, 1995|
|Depth||33 kilometers (21 mi)|
|Areas affected||Dinar (District), Afyonkarahisar, Turkey|
|Total damage||4,500 or 5100 buildings damaged|
|Casualties||at least 90|
The earthquake occurred at a time of political instability in Turkey, with large strikes by public sector workers taking place just 11 days earlier. 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. 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. When the quake occurred, 90 people were killed and more than 200 injured in the disaster.
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