How long did the 1999 Izmit earthquake last?

How long did the 1999 Izmit earthquake last?

37 seconds
1999 İzmit earthquake

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Local time 03:01
Duration 37 seconds
Magnitude 7.6 Mw 7.4 ML
Depth 15.0 km (9.3 mi)

What was the magnitude of the 1999 Turkey earthquake?

The moment magnitude (M W ) 7.4 Kocaeli, Turkey, earthquake struck the Kocaeli province of northwestern Turkey on Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at 3:02 a.m. local time.

What was the magnitude of the earthquake in Turkey 1990?

This was a 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck northern Turkey on August 17, 1990, which lasted for only 3.7 seconds.

What caused the Izmit earthquake 1999?

The 1999 Izmit earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6 and devastated part of northwest Turkey, not far from Istanbul. It was caused by a strike-slip fault that separates the Anatolian plate, which is moving westwards, from the eastward-moving Eurasian plate, and was one of the best-recorded large earthquakes in the world.

Was there a tsunami in 1999?

On August 17, 1999, a large destructive earthquake struck northwest Turkey and generated a local tsunami within the enclosed Sea of Marmara. This was the strongest earthquake to strike Northern Turkey since 1967. It occurred along the Northern Anatolian fault. Its epicenter was in the Gulf of Izmit.

When was the last time Turkey had an earthquake?

On 30th of October 2020, a 6,6 magnitude (some sources say 6,9-7,0) earthquake in the Aegean Sea hit Izmir and surroundings, killing 114 people and injuring over a thousand. The quake even caused a tsunami in Sigacik (ancient Teos) town.

Did Turkey have a 7.0 earthquake?

On Friday, October 30, a 7.0 Mw magnitude earthquake located 13 kilometers far from the north of Samos Island in the Aegean Sea shook the region. The event caused the tide to rise considerably, producing a small Tsunami in Greece and strong movements in Izmir, Turkey.