Sucuoğlu, Haluk
Ergunay, Oktay
Gencoglu, Sinan
In 1995, a swarm of earthquakes affected the city of Dinar, Turkey, which is located in Southwest Anatolia and has a population of 35 000. The mainshock having a local magnitude of 5.9 occurred on 1 October 1995. It was preceded by foreshocks in the previous four days, the largest one with a magnitude of 4.7. These foreshocks initiated structural damage in many buildings, which was then severely aggravated by the mainshock and a strong aftershock two hours later, with a magnitude of 5.0. Numerous aftershocks were recorded throughout the following three months. Strong ground motions were recorded within the city. The mainshock produced peak horizontal accelerations of 0.28 g and 0.29 g. The Dinar earthquake caused a death toll of 92 and more than 200 injuries. The economic losses due to structural damage alone are estimated at 250 million USD.


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Citation Formats
H. Sucuoğlu, O. Ergunay, and S. Gencoglu, “ENGINEERING EVALUATION OF THE 1 OCTOBER 1995 DINAR EARTHQUAKE (ML=5.9),” JOURNAL OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, pp. 581–602, 1997, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: