Erzincan Türkiye 1992 (KOERI)

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Event ID
199203131718
Event name
Erzincan
Country
Türkiye
Epicentral coordinates (long/lat)
POINT(39.51 39.63)
WKT GIS format
GEMECD contributing partner
KOERI
Event narrative

On 13 March, the 1992 Erzincan earthquake struck Eastern Turkey. Originating on the North Anatolian Fault, it rocked the country, leaving more than 650 people dead, roughly 500 injured, and an unknown amount missing

Date of occurrence (UTC)
1992-03-13
date
Time of occurrence (UTC)
17:18:00
time
Date of occurrence (local)
1992-03-13
date
Time of occurrence (local)
19:18:00
time
Day of the week (local)
Friday
Magnitude
6.8
Magnitude units
Surface wave (Ms)
Focal depth
27
km
Seismological data: source
AFAD
Overview data
Loss: Human Casualty
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People injured
497
number
People injured: source
AFAD

People seriously injured: source
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People seriously injured: status
N/A

People missing: source
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People missing: status
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People killed
653
number
People killed: source
AFAD

People killed due to ground shaking
653
number
People killed due to ground shaking: source
AFAD

People dying post catastrophe due to shaking: source
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People dying post catastrophe due to shaking: status
N/A

People missing due to tsunami
0
number
People missing due to tsunami: source
AFAD
People killed due to tsunami
0
number
People killed due to tsunami: source
AFAD
People missing due to fire following
0
number
People missing due to fire following: source
AFAD
People killed due to fire following
0
number
People killed due to fire following: source
AFAD
People missing due to slope failures
0
number
People missing due to slope failures: source
AFAD
People killed due to slope failures
0
number
People killed due to slope failures: source
AFAD
Loss: Building damage
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Total number of buildings destroyed by shaking: source
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Number of buildings damaged by shaking: source
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Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking
6702
number
Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking: source
AFAD
Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking: comment

A total number of 6702 dwellings are heavy damaged


Number of dwellings damaged by shaking
24492
number
Number of dwellings damaged by shaking: source
AFAD
Number of dwellings damaged by shaking: comment

A total number of 9108 of 24492 dwellings are moderate damaged and the rest is light damaged


Loss: Socioeconomic
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People homeless: source
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People homeless: status
N/A

Direct economic loss
736.5
million US$
Direct economic loss: source
Munich Re
Direct economic loss: comment

excl. 13.5 million US$ in insured losses

Direct economic loss: status
N/A

Indirect economic loss: source
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Indirect economic loss: status
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Insured loss
13.5
million US$
Insured loss: source
Munich Re

Demographics
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Total number of buildings: source
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Total number of buildings: status
N/A