8 March 2010 Elazığ-Kovancilar (Turkey) Earthquake: observations on ground motions and building damage
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 the aftermath of the mainshock. Their reconnaissance observations were combined with interpretations of recorded ground motions for completeness. This article summarizes observations on building and ground damage in the area and provides a discussion of the recorded motions. No significant observations in terms of geotechnical engineering were made.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||8 March 2010 Elazığ-Kovancilar (Turkey) Earthquake: observations on ground motions and building damage|
|Series title||Seismological Research Letters|
|Publisher||Seismological Society of America|
|Contributing office(s)||Earthquake Science Center|
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