In memory of the victims of September 6, 19XX – Turkey, Papua New Guinea and Italy

M 6.7    06-09-1975    Turkey    – Depth 39.6 km – killing 2370 people
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This destructive earthquake struck eastern Turkey. It was centered in the Diyarbakir Province. The shock reportedly killed more than 2,000, injured 3,400, and caused extensive property damage in the Lice area. The earthquake struck at lunch time when most people were inside and the children were home from school. Reports indicated that most schools were not seriously damaged. The districts reported hardest hit were Hazro, Hani, Kulp, and Lice, which was almost completely destroyed. Many strong aftershocks followed the main shock, causing the collapse of already partly damaged homes, and keeping the surviving residents quite frightened.

M 4.3    06-09-1988    Papua New Guinea  –  Depth 0 km – killing 74 people
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About 74 people killed and many houses destroyed by a massive landslide near Kaiapit. The P-waves recorded from this event appear to have been generated by the landslide itself.

M 5.9    06-09-2002    Italy    – Depth 13 km – killing 2 people
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Two people died from heart attacks, twenty injured and several buildings damaged in the Palermo area. Also felt at Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina and Trapani.

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