In memory of the victims of August 17, 19XX – Chile, Turkey, China and The Philippines

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

M 8.2  17-08-06    Depth ?     Chile – killing 3,000 people
The last catastrophic earthquake to strike Valparaiso devastated the city in August 1906, killing nearly 3,000 people

M 5.5  17-08-36    Depth ?  China – killing 30 people
No records found

M 6.8  17-08-49 Depth ?  Turkey – killing 437 people
A heavy destructing earthquake near Karliova and Bingol on the North Anatolian Fault.

M 7.7  17-08-52 Depth 10 km  China – killing 54 people
No records found

M 6.6  17-08-83 Depth 29 km  Philippines – killing 16 people
Sixteen people killed, 47 injured and extensive damage in the Pasuquin-Laoag-Batac and Serrat areas.  Sandblows, liquefaction, cracks on some highways, and many landslides occurred in the area.  Felt (III RF) at Manila. Unconfirmed reports of a small tsunami along the coast of Ilocos Norte Province.

M 7.6  17-08-99 Depth 13 km  Turkey (Izmit) – killing 17,480 people
At least 17,118 people killed, nearly 50,000 injured, thousands missing, about 500,000 people homeless and estimated 3 to 6.5 billion U.S. dollars damage in Istanbul, Kocaeli and Sakarya Provinces. Felt as far east as Ankara. Felt (III) at Anapa, Russia; Chisinau, Moldova; Simferopol and on the south coast of Crimea, Ukraine. As much as 5 meters of right-lateral strike-slip displacement occurred along a 120-km zone of the North Anatolian Fault between Karamursel and Golyaka. Rupture proceeded from west to east in two subevents. Duration of strong shaking was 37 seconds.

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