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14 Mar 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0227

TURKEY - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
14 MARCH 1992

1. EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.8 ON RICHTER SCALE HIT TURKEY ABOUT 40 KMS EAST OF CITY OF ERZINCAN (560 KMS EAST OF ANKARA) ON 13 MARCH AT 20.19 HRS LOCAL TIME (1719 HRS GMT) PRELIMINARY POSITION OF EPICENTER IS LATITUDE 40.2 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 39.5 DEGREES EAST.

2. EARLY REPORTS INDICATE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO CITY OF ERZINCAN (POPULATION APPROX 150,000) WITH COLLAPSE OF BUILDINGS DAMAGE TO HOSPITAL, POLICE HEADQUARTERS, SCHOOLS, ETC. COMMUNICATION