Adana-Ceyhan Türkiye 1998 (KOERI)

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Event ID
199806271355
Event name
Adana-Ceyhan
Country
Türkiye
Epicentral coordinates (long/lat)
POINT(35.55 36.85)
WKT GIS format
GEMECD contributing partner
KOERI
Event narrative

The 1998 Adana-Ceyhan earthquake, was an approximately 5.9 (Mw) magnitude earthquake that struck southern Turkey, historically known as Cilicia, on June 27, 1998, at about 16:55 local time. The event killed 145 people and left 1,500 people wounded and many thousands homeless in Adana, Turkey's fifth largest city today, and Ceyhan, the most populous town of the Adana Province, as well as many villages located between both cities along the Ceyhan River. The most casualties and damage occurred due to inadequately engineered buildings in the town of Ceyhan. The total economic loss was estimated with about US$ 1 billion.

Date of occurrence (UTC)
1998-06-27
date
Time of occurrence (UTC)
13:56:00
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Date of occurrence (local)
1998-06-27
date
Time of occurrence (local)
16:55:00
time
Day of the week (local)
Saturday
was it a holiday
Yes
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Magnitude
5.9
Magnitude units
Moment (Mw)
Focal depth
15
km
Seismological data: source
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Overview data
Loss: Human Casualty
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People injured
1500
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People missing: source
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People killed
145
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People killed due to ground shaking
145
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People missing due to tsunami
0
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People killed due to tsunami
0
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People missing due to fire following
0
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People killed due to fire following
0
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People missing due to slope failures
0
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People killed due to slope failures
0
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People killed due to slope failures: source
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Loss: Building damage
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Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking
10905
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Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking: comment

A total number of 10905 dwellings are heavy damaged


Number of dwellings damaged by shaking
72032
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Number of dwellings damaged by shaking: source
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Number of dwellings damaged by shaking: comment

A total number of 20788 of 72032 dwellings are moderate damaged and the rest is light damaged


Loss: Socioeconomic
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Direct economic loss
1000
million US$
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Insured loss
1
million US$
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Demographics
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