1998 Adana–Ceyhan earthquake

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.

1998 Adana–Ceyhan earthquake
1998 Adana–Ceyhan earthquake is located in Turkey
1998 Adana–Ceyhan earthquake
UTC time1998-06-27 13:55:53
ISC event1147835
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date27 June 1998 (1998-06-27)
Local time16:55:53 TRT
Magnitude6.3 Mw [1]
Depth20 km (12 mi) [1]
Epicenter36°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]
TypeStrike-slip[2]
Areas affectedTurkey
Total damage$1 billion [3]
Max. intensityEMS-98 IX (Destructive)[4]
Aftershocks5.4 Mw July 4 at 02:15 UTC [5]
CasualtiesAt least 145 dead [2]
1,500–1,600 injured [2]
8,800 displaced [2]

The event occurred in Cilicia region in southern Turkey 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 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 (2): 107–115. Bibcode:2005EP&S...57..107Y. doi:10.1186/BF03352554. S2CID 54891624.
  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". Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2008.

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