An earthquake of MW = 6.1 occurred in the Elazığ region of eastern Turkey on 8 March 2010 at 02:32:34 UTC. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the epicenter of the earthquake as 38.873°N-39.981°E with a focal depth of 12 km. Forty-two people lost their lives and 137 were injured during the event. The earthquake was reported to be on the left-lateral strike-slip east Anatolian fault (EAF), which is one of the two major active fault systems in Turkey. Teams from the Earthquake Engineering Research Center of the Middle East Technical University (EERC-METU) visited the earthquake area in...
8 March 2010 Elazığ-Kovancılar (Turkey) Earthquake: Observations on Ground Motions and Building Damage
Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
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Sinan Akkar, Alper Aldemir, Aysegul Askan, Sadık Bakır, Erdem Canbay, İ. Ozan Demirel, M. Altug Erberik, Zeynep Gülerce, Polat Gülkan, Erol Kalkan, Surya Prakash, M. Abdullah Sandıkkaya, Volkan Sevilgen, Beliz Ugurhan, Emrah Yenier; 8 March 2010 Elazığ-Kovancılar (Turkey) Earthquake: Observations on Ground Motions and Building Damage. Seismological Research Letters 2011;; 82 (1): 42–58. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.82.1.42
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