Geography - Turkey Earthquake 1999 cases study

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Earthquake

Earthquake is the shaking of the Earth's crust.

Turkey 1999 Earthquake

  • 1999 17th August Earthquake measured 7.4 on the Richter scale.
  • Turkey is next to 3 boundaries; Africa, Arabia and Eurasia which are pushing into one another.
  • Turkeys landmass is being squeezed by these plates.
  • Lands made out of thick soft clay and sand.

Social Effects:

  • 18,000 people died
  • 300,000 were left homeless

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