Today in Earthquake History
Earthquake History for June 27th
- 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.
Significant Earthquakes of the World 1998.
- 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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