Damaging Shallow Very Strong earthquake hits the Simav, Turkey area

On May 19, 2011 a very strong earthquake occurred in the greater Simav / Kutahya area. Earthquake-Report calls this earthquake extremely dangerous for damage, injuries and even fatalities. All theoretical models are resulting in a potentially bad outcome (some killed people). Early reports from the Kutahya governor are speaking of killed people.

The earthquake has been felt in Istanbul.

A potentially damaging earthquake has occurred in Turkey at a shallow depth.
It has a magnitude 6.
The USGS PAGER system is coming out with 7000 people at a potential MMI of VIII and 34000 at a potential MMI of VII
They also have an 88% chance of between 1 and 100 deaths and moderate economic damage.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 6.0
UTC Time : 20:15:23
Local time at epicenter : 11:15:23 PM
Depth (Hypocenter) : 4.6km
Geo-location(s) : 39.115°N, 29.124°E



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