In memory of the victims of August 19, 19XX - Japan, Turkey, Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan


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"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 6.9  19-08-1961    Japan Depth 35 - killing 8 people
On August 19, 1961, a local but destructive earthquake occurred in the mountains of the Kita Mino district on the borders of Gifu, Fukui and Ishikawa prefectures, Central Japan.

M 6.9  19-08-1966    Turkey Depth 17.5 - killing 2517 people

The Varto earthquake of 1966 was an earthquake that occurred on August 19, 1966 in Varto town of MuÅŸ Province in eastern Turkey. The magnitude of the earthquake was measured 6.9 on the Richter scale.
The fatalities reached 2,394 and 1,489 people were wounded. The earthquake devastated all the structures in Varto.
This disaster was preceded by an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 that hit Varto on March 7, 1966 killing 14 and wounding 75 people

M 5.0  19-08-1976    Turkey Depth 11.7 - killing 4 people

On 19 August 1976, Denizli city, located at the southwest of Anatolia, was shaken by an earthquake with a magnitude 4.7.
The earthquake destroyed 40 houses, damaged 1284 houses heavily, and caused a loss of live of four persons.
Maximum intensity of MM VI+ was observed at the city of Denizli with a population of 110,000.
The strong motion accelerograph (SMA-1 Kinemetrics) installed at Denizli recorded the ground motion. This is the first strong motion record obtained in Turkey at the epicentral region of the earthquake.

M 8.3  19-08-1977    Indonesia Depth 22.6 - killing 189 people
At least 100 killed, 89 reported missing, and 75 injured. Several villages completely destroyed. Tsunami generated wave heights in excess of 10 meters along Sumbawa Island coastline. Wave heights of 6 meters were reported on the coast of Northern Australia. Most of the casualties and damage were caused by the tsunami.

M 7.2  19-08-1992    Kyrgyzstan Depth 17.1 - killing 75 people
An estimated 75 people killed, including 14 killed by landslides in Toluk. Several villages, including Toluk, were destroyed (IX) in the Susamyrtau Mountains and at least 8,200 dwellings were destroyed. Felt (VII) at Andizhan, Chimion and Namangan, Uzbekistan.
Structural damage (VI) occurred to buildings at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Felt (VI) at Angren, Fergana and Tashkent, Uzbekistan and at Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Also felt (VI) at Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan; (V) at Samarkand and Yangiyul, Uzbekistan and Khodzhent, Tajikistan; (IV) at Dushanbe, Kulyab, Nurek and Pendzhikent, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan; (III) at Cholpon-Ata and Przhevalsk, Kyrgyzstan. Elevation changes of up to 4 meters observed in the Susamyr Valley. Liquefaction occurred in the epicentral area.