1898 Balıkesir earthquake

The 1898 Balıkesir earthquake occurred around 11:30 local time (8:30 UTC) on 29 January 1898 in Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey. It was the deadliest earthquake in history of Balıkesir.[1] Around 500 people died as a result of the earthquake. Only 51 of the 11,000 buildings in city remained unaffected. Around 53,000 people from the city and around the city were affected.[2][3]

1898 Balıkesir earthquake
1898 Balıkesir Depremi'ne dair telgraf.jpg
An Ottoman official telegraph reporting the earthquake.
1898 Balıkesir earthquake is located in Turkey
1898 Balıkesir earthquake
UTC time1989-01-29 08:30
Local date29 January 1898 (1898-01-29)
Local time11:30 TRT (UTC+3:00)
Magnitude7.0 Mw
EpicenterBalıkesir
39°24′N 27°32′E / 39.40°N 27.53°E / 39.40; 27.53Coordinates: 39°24′N 27°32′E / 39.40°N 27.53°E / 39.40; 27.53
Casualties500 fatalities

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tarihsel Dönem Depremleri". Archived from the original on 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  2. ^ "Dergi Park". Archived from the original on 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Bandırma Manşet - Bandırma Erdek Haberleri - Güncel Son Dakika Olayları".