Magnitude: 7.0M
Time: 05-29-0525
Country: TURKEY

TURKEY:ANTAKYA(ANTIOCH),SAMANDAG

This earthquake was recorded in Turkey on 05-29-0525, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.0 on the richter scale. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 9. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing considerable damage to specially designed structures; well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage would be great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse. Expect that buildings would be shifted off foundations. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 250000 souls and destroying structures.
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Earthquake Stats
region_code 140
total_deaths 250000
intensity 9
total_deaths_description 4
year 0525
eq_mag_ms 7.0
id 131
location_name TURKEY:ANTAKYA(ANTIOCH),SAMANDAG
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
deaths 250000
eq_primary 7.0
time 05-29-0525
latitude 36.250
longitude 36.100
country TURKEY
deaths_description 4

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