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Seismic Waves: Collaborating and Assisting in Turkey   [open pdf - 709KB]

Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program [NEHRP]. "In fall 2011, a series of earthquakes shook eastern Turkey in and around the cities of Van and Erciş. Preliminary reports put the death toll at 642, with more than 1,200 buildings collapsed or damaged beyond repair and 28,050 housing units rendered temporarily or permanently uninhabitable. The earthquake sequence consisted of a magnitude 7.1 main shock about 15 miles north of Van on October 23, 2011, followed by at least 11 aftershocks with magnitudes greater than 5. The most damaging aftershock, a magnitude 5.6 temblor, struck about 9 miles southwest of Van on November 9, 2011."

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Date:
2012-08
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Seismic Waves (August 2012)
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