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Earthquake at Gölcük

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This image was captured after an Earthquake at Gölcük, on the coast of the sea of Marmara, Turkey Latitude / Longtitude:(40°43’N, 29°48’E).
 



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The earthquake that struck the region of Izmit on August 17, 1999, at 3:02 a.m., registered 7.4 on the Richter magnitude scale. Its epicenter was at Gölcük, an industrial city with a population of 65,000. The quake had an official death toll of at least 20,000 people, many buried in rubble while they slept. The partial or total collapse of 50,000 buildings led to enormous public outrage against building contractors, who were accused of disregarding earthquake-proof construction codes. Regions bordering tectonic plates, such as the trans-Asian zone running from the Azores to Indonesia by way of Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iran, are particularly exposed to the risk of seismic activity. Inhabitants of this zone account for 90%of earthquake-related deaths since 1990. The tsunami caused by an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004 was responsible for the deaths or the disappearance of 290,000 people in Southeast Asia, more than the earthquake death toll worldwide over the previous decade.




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