1919 Ayvalık earthquake

The 1919 Ayvalık earthquake struck Balıkesir Province in the Ottoman Empire on 19 November. The earthquake had a moment magnitude of 7.0 and depth of 10 km (6.2 mi).[1] Many homes, minarets and public buildings in Soma, Bergama, Ayvalık, Lesbos, Edremit and Balikesir were damaged or collapsed. An estimated 3,000 people were killed and 16,000 buildings were heavily damaged.[3]

1919 Ayvalık earthquake
1919 Ayvalık earthquake is located in Turkey
1919 Ayvalık earthquake
UTC time1919-11-18 21:54:41
ISC event913005
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateNovember 19, 1919 (1919-11-19)
Local time00:54
MagnitudeMw  7.0
Depth10 km (6.2 mi)
Epicenter39°10′34″N 27°39′07″E / 39.176°N 27.652°E / 39.176; 27.652[1]
Areas affectedOttoman Empire
Max. intensityIX (Violent)[2]
Casualties3,000 fatalities

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  1. ^ a b ISC (2022), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1904-2018), Version 9.1, International Seismological Centre, doi:10.31905/D808B825
  2. ^ Ambraseys, N. N. (1988). "Engineering seismology: Part I". Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamic. 17 (1): 18. Bibcode:1988EESD...17....1A. doi:10.1002/eqe.4290170101. ISSN 0098-8847.
  3. ^ Tunc, G. (2017). "Cumhuriyetin ilk Yıllarında Meydana Gelen Depremler Sonrası Uygulamalar ve ilk Türk Deprem Yönetmeliği" [Practices After Earthquakes in the First Years of the Republic and the First Turkish Earthquake Regulation] (in Turkish). Retrieved 12 February 2023. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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