Satellite map of 1999 İzmit earthquake

Map of 1999 İzmit earthquake

The 1999 İzmit earthquake (also known as the Kocaeli or Gölcük earthquake) occurred on 17 August at 3:01 a.m. local time in northwestern Turkey. The shock had a moment magnitude of 7.6 and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). The event lasted for 37 seconds, killing around 17,000 people and left approximately half a million people homeless.

Latitude: 40° 42' 7.20" N
Longitude: 29° 59' 13.20" E

Nearest city to this article: Kullar

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GPS coordinates of 1999 İzmit earthquake, Turkey

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