Has there ever been a Mercalli 12 earthquake?

Has there ever been a Mercalli 12 earthquake?

The 1939 Erzincan earthquake struck eastern Turkey at 1:57:23 a.m. on 27 December local time with a moment magnitude of 7.8 Mw and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XII (Extreme). The earthquake was the most severe natural loss of life in Turkey in the 20th century, with 32,968 dead, and some 100,000 injured.

Did the 1999 Izmit earthquake cause a tsunami?

Tsunami. The earthquake caused a tsunami in the Sea of Marmara that was about 1 to 2.5 meters high.

What was the strongest earthquake in Turkey?

The worst earthquake in Turkish history killed an estimated 40,000 people in the eastern province of Erzincan in 1939. A 6.3-magnitude quake hit Turkey on June 27, 1998, killing 144 people and injuring over 1,500 around the southern city of Adana.

Which is the strongest earthquake ever recorded?

The 1960 Valdivia earthquake and tsunami (Spanish: Terremoto de Valdivia) or the Great Chilean earthquake (Gran terremoto de Chile) on 22 May 1960 was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. Various studies have placed it at 9.4–9.6 on the moment magnitude scale.

Where was the strongest earthquake in 1999?

By magnitude

Rank Magnitude Location
1 7.7 Taiwan, Nantou
2 7.6 Turkey, Kocaeli
3 7.5 Mexico, Oaxaca
3 7.5 Vanuatu

When was the last time Turkey had an earthquake?

İzmit earthquake of 1999, also called Kocaeli earthquake or Gölcük earthquake, devastating earthquake that struck near the city of İzmit in northwestern Turkey on August 17, 1999.

What caused the Turkey earthquake 2020?

The most destructive event in the region was the 1688 Smyrna earthquake which had an epicenter near İzmir. Estimated magnitude 7.0, the earthquake killed some 15,000 to 20,000 people in the city. That earthquake according to researchers, was caused by an onshore fault (Pythagorion Fault) on the island.

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