Nature:Earthquake Turkey 1924

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Nature:Earthquake Turkey 1924 Gender: N/A
born on 13 September 1924 at 14:34 (= 2:34 PM )
Place Horasan, Turkey, 40n03, 42e11
Timezone GMT h0w
Data source
Timed official source
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Ritrovato
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 20°30' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°24 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 01°40'


Historical earthquake in Turkey. Estimated magnitude: 6.9. Estimated minimum casualties: 60.

Note: There was a 5.6 magnitude pre-shock four months prior to this earthquake (13 May 1924 at 0153UT) which took 50 lives. The Catalog of the late Dr. Utsu indicated that there were as many as 200 deaths from either the main shock or a combination of these two seismic events.

Further note: The World Almanac of 1925 gave a total of 2,120 casualties and listed a date of 14 May 1924 (which this editor feels was a likely typo that should have read either 212 or 120).

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Source Notes

The ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue, version 4 (1900-2013)

National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. NOAA

Catalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the World by Dr. Tokuji Utsu


  • Mundane : Disasters : Natural Disasters (Earthquakes, Significant Seismic Events, Deadly Quakes)