1999 Düzce earthquake

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1999 Düzce earthquake
1999 Düzce earthquake is located in Turkey
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1999 Düzce earthquake
Date 12 November 1999 (1999-11-12)
Origin time 16:57:22 UTC [1]
Magnitude 7.2 Mw [1]
Depth 13.7 km (9 mi) [1]
Epicenter 40°49′N 31°12′E / 40.82°N 31.2°E / 40.82; 31.2Coordinates: 40°49′N 31°12′E / 40.82°N 31.2°E / 40.82; 31.2 [1]
Fault North Anatolian Fault
Type Strike-slip [2]
Areas affected Turkey
Total damage $1 Billion [3]
Max. intensity IX (Violent) [3]
Casualties 845–894 dead [2]
4,948 injured [2]
55,000 displaced [2]

The 1999 Düzce earthquake occurred on 12 November at 18:57:22 local time with a moment magnitude of 7.2 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), causing damage and at least 845 fatalities in Düzce, Turkey. The epicenter was approximately 100 km (62 mi) to the east of the extremely destructive 1999 İzmit earthquake. Both strike-slip earthquakes occurred on the North Anatolian Fault.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d ISC (2016), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900-2009), Version 3.0, 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. ^ a b National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K