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IZMIT, TURKEY EARTHQUAKE

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Will Fiedler

on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of IZMIT, TURKEY EARTHQUAKE

History of the area
Aftershock!
Video
The aftershock of this earthquake occurred during November 12, 1999, the magnitude of this aftershock was a 7.4.
This area has a long history with large and destructive earthquakes. There was an earthquake similar to the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake and fire in 358 A.D.
Death Total
The death total for the earthquake was 17,118 people.
Izmit, Turkey Earthquake
By: Will, Ty, and Zach

The magnitude of the earthquake was a 7.6.
Magnitude
This earthquake occurred on August 17, 1999. It was on the North Anatolian fault, which one of the largest and best studied strike-slip fault. It is very similar to the San Andres fault.
Where And When It Occurred!
This earthquake was caused by the Eurasian Plate sliding past the Anatolian Plate.
Cause
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/geology/turkey/index.php
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/geology/turkey/historical.php
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/geology/turkey/index.php
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/tamam/tamam-background/the-north-anatolian-fault
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/geology/turkey/index.php
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/geology/turkey/aftershock.php
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