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1914 Burdur earthquake

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Magnitude  7.0 Ms
Max. intensity  IX (Violent)
Areas affected  Turkey
Casualties  2,344
1914 Burdur earthquake
Date  October 3, 1914 (1914-10-03)

The 1914 Burdur earthquake occurred at 00:07 local time (22:07 UTC) on 4 October. It was estimated to be 7.0 on the surface wave magnitude scale with a maximum intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale. It was centered near Lake Burdur in southwestern Turkey and the mainshock and subsequent fire destroyed more than 17,000 homes, and caused 2,344 casualties.

In Burdur nearly 100 percent of the homes were destroyed along with other significant and historical monuments. Kilinc was completely destroyed and in Keciborlu around 85 percent of the houses were lost. In the city of Isparta the great Mosque was destroyed along with more than half of the homes. Other villages were also impacted as far as 60 kilometers (37 mi) from the epicenter.

The earthquake, along with several others in 1959 and 1971, occurred along the Fethiye-Burdur fault zone, a parallel and discontinuous series of fault segments. No unambiguous fault displacement has been found that is related to the event, but a 23 km (14 mi) portion of the southeast coast of Lake Burdur experienced subsidence of up to 150 centimeters (59 in) and this may indicate that the event was due to normal faulting with a strike of N45°E.

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1914 Burdur earthquake Wikipedia


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