The occurrence of another strong earthquake (magnitude 7.1) on 12 November 1999 along a segment of the North Anatolian Fault near the 17 August epicenter motivates me to write a comment about the valuable report in SRL on the 17 August 1999 Izmit earthquake (Seism. Res. Lett. 70, 669-679, 1999, by ToksoĢˆz et al.). Barka published another interesting report in Science (Barka, Science 285, 1,858-1,859, 1999).

I recognized most of the pictures described by those authors, as I went to Turkey just the day after the quake for a search and rescue mission from Italy. They described...

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