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On 17th of August 1999 around 03:02, a Kocaeli-Golcuk centered 7.4 magnitude quake happened.
The quake was felt in a very wide zone including the entire Marmara region, Ankara and Izmir, but it cause a lot of damages and deaths in Kocaeli, Adapazarı, Golcuk, Yalova and the surroundings of these places..
15,000 people died , tens of thousands were wounded, 133,683 buildings were ruined and almost 600,000 people remained homeless. About 16 millions of people were affected by the quake in different ways.
It was one of the biggest earthquakes of the century because of its power and damage. Since years passes after the quake, in the memories of the Turkish people its traces are still fresh.
The quake that the entire world was mobalized for Turkey is one of the most painful events in the Turkish history.
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