1966 Varto (Turkey) Earthquake Archive:

1966 8/19 12:22 UTC  39.16N  41.57E  17km          M=6.8, Varto, Turkey

The death toll of this earthquake was over 2,500. 

Since we have very little information about this earthquake, we urge scientists and engineers who have studied this earthquake to contribute their materials for this archive.  Please contact William H. K. Lee at:
lee@usgs.gov (office), or whklee@ix.netcom.com (home).

Contributors: Charles R. Hutt, William H. K. Lee.

1. Seismograms of the 1966 Varto (Turkey) Earthquake:     Selected WWSSN seismograms from this earthquake were scanned as part of the ICSU Scanning Project.s

link to compressed tif file directory (.gz format)

2. References:
Bakanligi, I.V.E., D.B. Icra, and H. Baskanligi (?). “August 19, 1966 Varto Earthquake”, Yazan Oktay Ergunay Jeolog - Jeofizikci, Ankara, 52 pp. with photos and map (in Turkish and English).    

(Last Updated: September 12, 2004)