Strong damaging earthquake hits Turkey near Sirnak and Syria border – 23 injured.

Last update: June 16, 2012 at 6:39 am by By

Earthquake overview : A strong earthquake has occurred near to populated areas in SE Turkey near Syrian Refugee camps and also Silopi (2km)
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UPDATE: 20:30 UTC

23 people have been injured, with 17 needing hospitalization. 

45 houses have been damaged, including minarets to a mosque. A 6 person team continues to survey the damage.

INITIAL SUMMARY:

The Kandilli Observatory seismology center said a magnitude 5.5 quake struck at a depth of 5.4 kilometers (3.3 miles) on Thursday morning at 8:52 am. ( 05:52 GMT)

At least 18 people have been injured by jumping out of windows and general panic in Silopi. Part of a minaret has also collapsed. This has been deemed CATDAT Orange.

The 18 people wounded in various parts by the panic caused by the earthquake have been discharged from hospital. Aftershocks continue to occur and people are waiting outside. People have been warned not to go back into their homes. The Silopi State Hospital patients due to the earthquake were administered aid in tents.

An initial damage assessment will be undertaken with some slight damage to houses.

Does not enter people’s homes are often warned of the Mayor’s announcement devices. Silopi State Hospital patients due to the earthquake, both installed to discharge into the tent.

Municipal teams had alerted all of the units with their own means creating a crisis desk. Municipality initiated a damage is detected.

 

 

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 5.5Ml (KOERI), 5.3Mb (USGS)
UTC Time : 05:52:53 AM, Thursday, June 14th 2012
Local time at epicenter : 08:52:53 AM, Thursday, June 14th 2012
Depth (Hypocenter) : 5.4km, 9km
Geo-location(s) :

  1. 2km (1mi) ESE of Silopi, Turkey
  2. 20km (12mi) WNW of Zakhu, Iraq
  3. 28km (17mi) ESE of Cizre, Turkey
  4. 31km (19mi) S of Sirnak, Turkey

 

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 23:33 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 22:37 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 22:28 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Turkey Jun 14 21:37 2.3 6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Jun 14 21:33 1.9 16 MAP I Felt It
  • CALIS BEACH - FELT BAR SHAKING, NOTHING LIKE SUNDAY
  • EMSC Eastern Turkey Jun 14 19:39 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Jun 14 19:17 4.2 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 14 19:04 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 17:38 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 17:17 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Jun 14 16:58 2.3 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 14 16:50 2.8 14 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Western Turkey Jun 14 16:46 4.4 45 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 14 16:46 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Hisaronu - sleeping about 5pm turkey time in hisaronu and the bed started shaing.
  • GEOFON Turkey Jun 14 16:46 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 15:59 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 15:47 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Jun 14 15:16 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 14:58 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 14 14:52 2.1 19 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Jun 14 13:52 2.0 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 13:28 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Jun 14 13:25 2.3 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Jun 14 12:18 2.1 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria Border Region Jun 14 12:01 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 11:36 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Jun 14 10:40 2.0 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Jun 14 10:38 2.1 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 14 09:38 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Jun 14 09:35 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Jun 14 09:31 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 08:41 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 08:39 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Jun 14 08:35 2.2 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 07:52 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 07:44 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 07:18 2.3 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 06:49 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 06:41 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 06:38 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 06:25 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 06:09 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Turkey Jun 14 05:52 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 05:52 5.3 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Jun 14 05:50 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 14 04:42 1.8 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 14 04:26 1.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Jun 14 03:40 2.1 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 14 03:25 3.2 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 14 03:23 1.9 5 MAP I Felt It

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