Historic Earthquakes

Magnitude 7.6 TURKEY
1999 August 17 00:01:39 UTC

Earthquakes in Turkey that caused 10,000 or more deaths
Source Date Lat Lon Mag Deaths General area
NG(2)34236.236.1 40,000?Antakya (Antioch)
NG(2) 56536.236.1  30,000?Antakya
ITU68838.427.27.0(ISK)20,000Izmir
NG(120)84736.236.1 20,000Antakya
ITU126839.840.4 15,000Erzincan-Erzurum
NG(2,7,55)126837.535.5 60,000?NE of Adana
ITU145839.940.4 30,000Erzincan-Erzurum
ITU,NG(51,73)1509 09 1440.729.37.0(ISK)13,000Istanbul
ITU,NG(2,51)1653 02 2338.228.27.5(ISK)2,500-15,000East of Izmir
ITU,NG(2,5b)1688 07 1238.426.97.5(ISK)15,000-20,000Izmir
NG(99)1859 06 0239.941.36.4(ISK)15,000Erzurum
ITU,NG(55,99)1883 10 1538.326.27.0(ISK)15,000West of Izmir
ITU,NG(2,3,138)1939 12 2639.538.57.9(ISK)30,000Erzincan

Map of earthquakes causing 10,000 or more deaths

Notes: It is possible that there is really only one quake in 1268. Turkish sources do not list the event near Adana.

Source NG(2) seems to have very large casualty figures that are not included with Turkish sources. Therefore, a question mark has been added after the values.

Earthquakes in Turkey, Magnitude 7.0 or greater
(from USGS/NEIC EDBS database)
Source Date Time Latitude Longitude Depth
(km)
Magnitude(s) General Area
GREEK411BC 36.80027.400 7.00MsGREEKKerme Gulf
GREEK282BC 40.60026.600 7.00MsGREEKSaros Gulf
GREEK227BC 36.30028.300 7.20MsGREEKRhodos area
GREEK197BC 36.60028.500 7.00MsGREEKRhodos area
GREEK183BC 36.30028.500 7.00MsGREEKRhodos area
ISK17 37.85027.300 7.50UKISKEphesus (near Aydin)
ISK29 40.50028.900 7.00UKISKnear Bursa
ISK60 37.90029.200 7.00UKISKLaodicea (Denizli)
GREEK65 37.70029.300 7.00MsGREEKLaodicea (Denizli)
GREEK142 36.60028.000 7.00MsGREEKRhodos area
GREEK170 05 03 40.30028.700 7.00MsGREEKnear Bursa
GREEK358 08 24 40.60029.600 7.60MsGREEKnear Nicaea (Iznik)
GREEK447 11 08 40.90028.500 7.50MsGREEKSW of Constantinople (Istanbul)
GREEK450 01 26 40.40028.400 7.00MsGREEKnear Bandirma
GREEK477 09 25 40.90028.800 7.00MsGREEKnear Constantinople (Istanbul)
GREEK488 09 26 40.80029.400 7.00MsGREEKnear Gebze
ISK528 36.23036.100 7.50UKISKAntioch (Antakya)
ISK543 09 06 40.39027.800 7.00UKISKnear Erdek
GREEK554 37.00027.600 7.00MsGREEKHalicarnassus (Bodrum)
GREEK554 08 15 40.80029.400 7.00MsGREEKnear Gebze
ISK555 08 16 41.04028.980 7.50UKISKConstantinople (Istanbul)
GREEK557 12 14 40.90028.800 7.00MsGREEKConstantinople (Istanbul)
ISK688 38.41027.200 7.00UKISKSmyrna (Izmir)
ISK715 40.40028.900 7.00UKISKBursa
GREEK740 10 26 41.00028.300 7.40MsGREEKW of Constantinople (Istanbul)
GREEK986 10 26 40.80029.200d 7.50MsGREEKnear Chalcedon (Kadikoy)
GREEK1010 01 08 40.60027.000 7.30MsGREEKSW of Tekirdag
ISK1045 39.74039.500 7.00UKISKErzincan
GREEK1063 09 23 40.90028.300 7.20MsGREEKW of Constantinople (Istanbul)
ISK1111 38.47043.350 7.00UKISKVan
ISK1115 37.00038.900 7.00UKISKEdessa (Urfa)
ISK1205 38.72035.500 7.00UKISKKayseri
ISK1268 39.79040.400 7.00UKISKW of Erzurum
GREEK1344 10 40.90028.000 7.20MsGREEKE of Tekirdag
GREEK1354 03 01 40.40026.500 7.20MsGREEKnear Canakkale
ISK1458 39.90040.400 7.50UKISKW of Erzurum
ISK1482 39.90040.400 7.50UKISKW of Erzurum
ISK1509 09 14 40.70029.300 7.00UKISKnear Gebze
ISK1510 40.90035.200 7.00UKISKnear Merzifon
ISK1653 02 23 38.20028.200 7.50UKISKnear Odemis
ISK1688 07 12 38.40026.900 7.50UKISKnear Izmir
GREEK1766 08 05 10:3041.00027.500 7.70MsGREEKTekirdag
GREEK1851 02 28 15:0036.40028.600 7.20MsGREEKE of Rhodos
NOAA1852 07 24 39.90041.300 7.30MsNOAAErzurum
ISK1855 02 28 40.18029.100 7.50UKISKBursa
GREEK1855 04 11 19:4040.20029.200 7.00MsGREEKBursa
ISK1872 04 03 36.20036.200 7.50UKISKAntakya
ISK1875 05 03 38.10030.200 7.00UKISKNW of Isparta
ISK1875 05 05 38.10030.200 7.00UKISKNW of Isparta
ISK1880 03 38.40026.100 7.00UKISKW of Izmir
ISK1880 06 29 38.60027.100 7.00UKISKnear Izmir
NOAA1881 04 03 11:3038.20026.200 7.30MsNOAAW of Izmir
ISK1883 10 15 38.30026.200 7.00UKISKW of Izmir
NOAA1886 08 27 21:2737.00027.2001008.39MsNOAABodrum
ISK1893 03 31 38.40038.700 7.00UKISKnear Malatya
ISK1894 07 10 40.60028.700 7.00UKISKS of Istanbul
ISK1895 38.60027.100 7.00UKISKnear Izmir
ISK1899 09 20 37.90028.100 7.00UKISKnear Aydin
ISK1903 04 19 39.10042.400 7.00UKISKnear Malazgirt
NOAA1903 04 28 23:3939.10042.600107.00MsNOAAnear Malazgirt
MED1904 08 11 05:5637.75027.000 7.20MsMEDS of Izmir
MEAST1905 12 04 12:2038.00037.000607.00MsMEASTnear Elbistan
ISK1912 08 09 01:2940.60027.200167.30UKISK
7.55MwP&S
N of Biga
ISK1914 10 03 22:06:5936.21030.850707.10UKISK
7.06MwP&S
Gulf of Antalya
ISK1916 01 24 06:55:1540.27036.830107.10UKISKnear Tokat
ISK1919 11 18 21:54:5039.26026.710107.00UKISKnear Ayvalik
ISK1928 03 31 00:29:4838.18027.800107.00UKISKnear Aydin
ISK1930 05 06 22:34:3137.98044.480707.60UKISK
7.06MsP&S
Turkey-Iran border
ISK1939 09 22 00:36:3639.07029.940107.10UKISKS of Kutahya
ISK1939 12 26 23:57:2039.80039.510207.90UKISK
8.00MsMED
Erzincan
MEAST1942 11 26 22:2040.50034.000 7.60MsMEASTnear Cankiri
ISK1942 12 20 14:03:0740.87036.470107.00UKISK
7.16MwP&
near Erbaa
ISK1943 11 26 22:20:4041.05033.720107.20UKISK
7.46MwP&S
near Kastamonu
ISK1944 02 01 03:22:3941.41032.690107.20UKISKnear Karabuk
ISK1944 10 06 02:34:4839.48026.560407.00UKISKnear Ayvalik
ISK1949 07 23 15:03:3338.57026.290107.00UKISKNW of Izmir
ISK1949 08 17 18:44:1939.57040.620407.00UKISKSW of Erzurum
ISK1953 03 18 19:06:1639.99027.360107.40UKISKnear Gonen
ISK1955 07 16 07:07:1737.65027.260407.00UKISKW of Aydin
ISK1957 04 25 02:25:4536.42028.680807.10UKISKE of Rodhos
ISK1957 05 26 06:33:3540.67031.000107.10UKISKAbant (W of Bolu)
ISK1964 10 06 14:31:2340.30028.230347.00UKISKnear Bandirma
MEAST1966 08 19 12:2239.20041.600337.10MsMEASTS of Erzurum
ISK1967 07 22 16:56:5840.67030.690337.20UKISKMudurnu
ISK1970 03 28 21:02:2339.21029.510187.30UKISKnear Kutahya
BDA1971 05 22 16:43:58.738.80040.50037.00UKBDAnear Lice
PDE1976 11 24 12:22:18.839.12144.029367.30MsPDEnear Caldiran

Map of earthquakes magnitude 7 and greater

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