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Unformatted text preview: The North Anatolian Fault
By Dennis Alfonso & Tim Armour Location The North Anatolian Fault is located along the tectonic boundary between Eurasia and the Anatolian Plate It is in northern Turkey by the Black Sea Location Turkey Population: 71,892,808 Capital: Ankara Istanbul is 20 km north of the eastern side of the Anatolian Fault Turkey Anatolian Fault vs. San Andreas Fault Transform Fault No volcanoes because not a divergent or convergent fault Moves at about 5cm/year History of The North Anatolian Fault First recorded major earthquake was 1939 with a magnitude of 7.9 The most recent major earthquake was the 1999 Izmit with a magnitude of 7.4
1939 Erzincan 1942 NiksarErbaa 1943 Tosya 1944 BoluGerede 1949 Karliova 1951 Kurunlu 1957 Abant 1966 Varto 1967 Mudurnu 1971 Bingl 1992 Erzincan 1999 zmit 1999 Dzce . 7.9 6.9 7.7 7.5 7.1 6.8 6.8 6.9 7 6.8 6.5 7.4 7.2 Aftermath 1999 Earthquake 1999 earthquake Izmit Magnitude of 7.4 Killing 17,480 people 23,781 injured Izmit is about 70km east of Istanbul Caused 1000km rupture Future Hazards Scientists predict Istanbul will experience a major earthquake by 2025 ...
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