NDC Turkey - Ludwig Event 1 Disaster Event Profile 1 Event...

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Ludwig Event 1 Disaster Event Profile 1 Event Type: Earthquake Location : Middle East,Turkey, Koceali Province , Izmit Lat. 40.72N Long. 29.98E Urban Area : 3,000,000 people Altitude : Around Sea Level Topography smooth in the west, mountains in the east, High Anatolian Plateau Temporal Data : 8/17/1999 3:01 AM (Local) Most Resident in Dwellings Warning Time : None Duration : 45 Seconds , Innumerable Aftershocks Physical Systems Earth Information: Intensity : Magnitude: 7.4 XI Mercalli 205g Acceleration Depth 17km X in Golcuk, IX in Istanbul, Felt(III) in Russia and Ukraine Surface Faulting along the Anatolian Plate Type-Cause : Right Lateral Strike-Slip Fault (Transform) through North Turkey Regional/Local Tectonics: The North Anatolian Fault line between in the North of Turkey has high seismic strain and long seismic gaps. Runs through Turkey right below the black sea and all the way from east to west. Composite Effects: The earthquake caused large tsunami in the black sea, coming on shore almost 2 km deep. Several areas in Golcuk are permantly underwater from these tsunami, changing the geography of Turkey forever. Event History:
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course GEO SCI 250 taught by Professor Fitzgerald during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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