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A seiche (pronounced SAYSH) is "an internal wave oscillating in a body of water" or, in other words, it is the sloshing of the water in any body of water, caused by the ground shaking in an earthquake. It may continue for a few moments or hours, long after the generating force is gone. A seiche can also be caused by wind or tides.

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May 5, 1986
M 5.9, Turkey – Fifteen people killed, 100 injured and approximately 4,000 houses damaged in the Dogansehir-Golbasi area. Damage to all houses in the village of Kapidere.… Read More

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