Source characteristics of the 6 June 2000 Orta–Çankırı (central Turkey) earthquake: A synthesis of seismological, geological and geodetic (InSAR) observations, and internal deformation of the Anatolian plate
Published:January 01, 2007
T. Taymaz, T. J. Wright, S. Yolsal, O. Tan, E. Fielding, G. Seyitoǧlu, 2007. "Source characteristics of the 6 June 2000 Orta–Çankırı (central Turkey) earthquake: A synthesis of seismological, geological and geodetic (InSAR) observations, and internal deformation of the Anatolian plate", The Geodynamics of the Aegean and Anatolia, T. Taymaz, Y. Yilmaz, Y. Dilek
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This paper is concerned with the seismotectonics of the North Anatolian Fault in the vicinity of the Orta–Çankırı region, and consists of a study of a moderate-sized (Mw=6. 0) earthquake that occurred on 6 June 2000. The instrumental epicentre of this earthquake is far from the North Anatolian Fault Zone (NAFZ), and rapid focal mechanism solutions of USGS–NEIC and Harvard-CMT also demonstrate that this earthquake is not directly related to the right-lateral movement of the North Anatolian Fault. This earthquake is the only instrumentally recorded event of magnitude (Mw) >5.5 since 1900 between Ankara and Çankırı, and therefore provides...
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