1998 Adana–Ceyhan earthquake

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1998 Adana–Ceyhan earthquake
1998 Adana–Ceyhan earthquake is located in Turkey
1998 Adana–Ceyhan earthquake
Date 27 June 1998 (1998-06-27)
Origin time 13:55:53 UTC [1]
Magnitude 6.3 Mw [1]
Depth 20 km (12 mi) [1]
Epicenter 36°56′N 35°16′E / 36.94°N 35.26°E / 36.94; 35.26Coordinates: 36°56′N 35°16′E / 36.94°N 35.26°E / 36.94; 35.26 [1]
Type Strike-slip [2]
Areas affected Turkey
Total damage $1 billion [3]
Max. intensity IX (Destructive) [4]
Aftershocks 5.4 Mw July 4 at 02:15 UTC [5]
Casualties At least 145 dead [2]
1,500–1,600 injured [2]
8,800 displaced [2]

The 1998 Adana–Ceyhan earthquake occurred at 16:55 local time on 27 June with a moment magnitude of 6.3 and a maximum intensity of IX (Destructive) on the European macroseismic scale. The total economic loss was estimated at about US$1 billion.

The event occurred in southern Turkey (historically known as Cilicia) and killed at least 145 people and left 1,500 people wounded and many thousands homeless in Adana, and Ceyhan, the most populous town of the Adana Province, as well as many villages located between both cities along the Ceyhan River.[6] The most casualties and damage occurred due to inadequately engineered buildings in the town of Ceyhan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d ISC (2014), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 1.05, International Seismological Centre 
  2. ^ a b c d USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey 
  3. ^ Esref Yalcinkaya (2005). "Stochastic Finite-fault Modeling of Ground Motions From the June 27, 1998 Adana-Ceyhan Earthquake" (PDF). Earth Planets Space. 57: 107–115. Bibcode:2005EP&S...57..107Y. 
  4. ^ Wenk, Thomas; Lacave, Corinne; Peter, Kaspar (1998), The Adana-Ceyhan Earthquake of June 27, 1998 (PDF), Swiss Society for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, pp. 37, 38 
  5. ^ USGS. "M5.4 - central Turkey". United States Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ Frank Wuttke and Mathias Raschke. "Adana Earthquake of June 27, 1998". Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
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