The 1914 Burdur earthquake occurred at 00:07 local time (22:07 UTC) on 4 October. It was estimated to be 7.0 on the surface wave magnitude scale with a maximum intensity of IX on the Mercalli intensity scale. It was centered near Lake Burdur in southwestern Turkey and the mainshock and subsequent fire destroyed more than 17,000 homes, and caused 2,344 casualties. In Burdur nearly 100 percent of the homes were destroyed along with other significant and historical monuments.
On November 12, 1999 Turkish people witnessed one of the most disastrous events during the edge of the new millennium. The magnitude of 7.2 earthquake in the local time of 6:57 pm forced thousands of people out of their homes under despair.
Bogda Mountains – September 1st, 1999 The Turpan Depression, nestled at the foot of China’s Bogda Mountains, is a strange mix of salt lakes and sand dunes, and is one of the few places in the world that lies below sea level.