Today in Earthquake History

Earthquake History for June 27th

  •  M6.3 - Turkey, 1998

    At least 145 people killed and more than 1,500 injured in the Adana and Ceyhan areas. At least 6 major buildings collapsed and about 17,000 houses destroyed in Adana Province. Felt in Cyprus, Israel and Syria. Complex earthquake, with at least one larger event occurring about 2.5 seconds after the onset.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1998.
  •  M7.6 - Russia, 1957

    The epicentral region of this quake was in an unpopulated area, so damage and casualties were reduced. Stoves and chimneys were broken in the nearest towns, and minor damage occurred at Bodaybo and Chita, the latter nearly 500 km (300 mi) from the epicenter. However, major geological effects were observed in a wide area. The Namarakit trough, an "embrionic" Baykal-type basin, subsided more than 5-6 m (16-20 ft) on the south side, creating Lake Novyy Namarakit. The adjacent Udokan Range was uplifted 1-1.5 m (3-5 ft) and offset more than 1 m horizontally. Landslides occurred as far as 350 km (220 mi) away. Temperatures, flow rates and water levels changed in springs and wells as far away as Chita.

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