In memory of the victims of August 31, 19XX – Colombia, Iran and Turkey

M 7.1  31-08-1917   Depth 0 km        Colombia – killing ? people
At August 31, 1917, a M 7.1 earthquake struck the Villavicencio area with a lot of fatalities.
The earthquake caused light damages to many buildings in Bogota. There were 6 deaths caused by the destruction of the temple of Chapinero (Bogota).

1968 Dasht-e Bayaz and Ferdows earthquake

1968 Dasht-e Bayaz and Ferdows earthquake - Image via Wikipedia

M 7.2  31-08-1968   Depth 12.3 km    Iran – killing 15,000 people
Dasht-e Bayaz and Ferdows Earthquake, were two successive earthquakes, which hit Dashte Bayaz, Kakhk and Ferdows, Iran.
The first earthquake occurred on August 31, 1968, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale and destroyed 5 villages totally in the Dasht-e Bayaz area, and at least half of the buildings in another 6 villages from Kakhk to Sarayan. After that, a strong aftershock, measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, on September 1 destroyed Ferdows.
More than 175 villages were destroyed or damaged in this earthquake.

M 6.5  31-08-1977   Depth 21.3 km    Colombia – killing 3 people
3 killed in Apartado. Damage in Apartado and Medellin.

M 5.1  31-08-1999   Depth 8.4    Turkey 40.767    29.912      – killing 1 people
One person killed, 166 injured and additional damage in the Izmit area. Felt at Istanbul.

“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.

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