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Duzce, Turkey Earthquake, November 12, 1999

browse graphicThe minarets on a mosque near the center of Duzce collapsed. The mosque was constructed in 1976 from reinforced concrete and faced with cut stone blocks. Its minarets collapsed without significantly damaging the central mosque structure, as the arches were braced by steel tie beams. Note that the minaret is partially buried from the force of impact.
The magnitude 7.2 quake occurred at 6.57 pm local time (16:57 GMT). Duzce lies on the eastern fringe of the region hit by the August 17 quake. Some areas experienced a one-two punch from the 1999 earthquakes. The death toll from the November quake was reported to be 260 people. More than 1,282 were injured and at least 102 buildings were destroyed.
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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Date(s)
  • publication: 2000
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Not planned
Purpose: Make available damage photos for education and research
Originator(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (comp)
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • NOAA/NESDIS/National Geophysical Data Center
Time Period: Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 40.8
S: 40.4
E: 34
W: 31
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Seismology > Earthquake Occurrences
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Tectonics > Faults
INFOTERRA Keyword Thesaurus
  • Disasters > Catastrophic Phenomena > Earthquakes
  • Disasters > Catastrophic Phenomena > Tsunamis
  • Lithosphere > Seismic Activity
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
  • Asia > Turkey > Black Sea Region >Bolu > Duzce
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints
  • Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: None Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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  • Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: None Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2015-10-14
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