Deadly earthquakes of January 3 - Kazakhstan, Turkey and Papua New Guinea

M 7.8    1911   Depth ? km   Kazakhstan - killing 450 people
More than 450 killed.
Damage occurred in the Chong-Kemin (Bol'shoy Kemin) Valley as well as at Anan'yevo (Sazanovka) and Oytal (Urtal), Kyrgyzstan.
Over 770 brick buildings were destroyed at Almaty (Vernyy, Alma-Ata), Kazakhstan.
Faulting, fractures and large landslides were observed over an area 200 km (125 mi) long in the Chong-Kemin and Chilik Valleys and along the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul'.
Hanging objects swung in cities more than 1,000 km (625 mi) away in Kazakhstan and Russia.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

Hasankale-Pasinler, Turkey - image courtesy Panoramio by mustafa dilaver

M 6.0    1952    Depth ? km   Turkey - killing 103 people
The 1952 Hasankale earthquake occurred at 08:03 local time on 3 January in Hasankale (today Pasinler) in Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 6 and a maximum felt intensity of VIII (destructive) on the Mercalli intensity scale.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

M 7.7    2009    Depth 17 km    Papua New Guinea - killing 5 people
At least four people killed at Manokwari and one killed at Sorong.
At least 250 people injured, 840 buildings damaged and power outages in western Papua.
Felt (VI) at Manokwari and Sorong and (IV) at Nabire and Ransiki. Also felt on Ambon. A tsunami was recorded with the following wave heights (peak-to-trough): 78 cm at Manokwari, 38 cm on Biak and 20 cm at Jayapura, Indonesia; 13.0 cm at Ishigakijima, 10.2 cm at Naha, 30.7 cm at Omaezeki and 30.8 cm at Tosashimizu, Japan; 0.8 cm on Yap, Federated States of Micronesia; 20.0 cm on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; 3.7 cm at Malakal, Palau; 5.2 cm on Wake Island.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

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