2003 Bingöl earthquake
|Date||1 May 2003|
|Origin time||00:27 UTC |
|Magnitude||6.4 Mw |
|Depth||15 km (9.3 mi) |
|Max. intensity||IX (Violent) |
|Peak acceleration||.55g |
|Casualties||177 killed, 520 injured |
The 2003 Bingöl earthquake hit eastern Turkey with a moment magnitude of 6.4 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent) on 1 May at 03:27 local time. The epicenter of this strike-slip earthquake was in Bingöl Province, 15 km north of Bingöl. At least 177 people were killed, and 625 buildings collapsed or suffered heavy damage in the affected region. Eighty-four of the fatalities occurred when a dormitory block collapsed in a boarding school in Celtiksuyu.
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- USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
- USGS. "M6.4 - eastern Turkey". United States Geological Survey.
- BBC (May 4, 2003). "Quake headteacher speaks of ordeal". BBC News.
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