Magnitude: 7.5M
Time: 12-13-0115
Country: TURKEY

TURKEY:ANTAKYA(ANTIOCH)

This earthquake was recorded in Turkey on 12-13-0115, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.5 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 11. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing destruction to well-built wooden structures; most masonry and frame structures with foundations would be destroyed. Expect rails to be bent, bridges detroyed, and loss of life. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 260000 souls and destroying structures.
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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 140
total_deaths 260000
intensity 11
total_deaths_description 4
year 0115
eq_mag_ms 7.5
id 64
location_name TURKEY:ANTAKYA(ANTIOCH)
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
deaths 260000
eq_primary 7.5
time 12-13-0115
latitude 36.100
longitude 36.100
country TURKEY
deaths_description 4

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