The Erzincan (Turkey) Earthquake (Ms 6.8) of March 13, 1992 and its Aftershock Sequence

  title={The Erzincan (Turkey) Earthquake (Ms 6.8) of March 13, 1992 and its Aftershock Sequence},
  author={Helmut Grosser and Michael Baumbach and Hans Berckhemer and B. Baier and A. Karahan and Holger Schelle and Frank Kr{\"u}ger and Annerose Paulat and G. W. Michel and R. Demirtas and S. Gencoglu and R. Yilmaz},
  journal={pure and applied geophysics},
Abstract—The Erzincan strike-slip earthquake of March 13, 1992 ruptured a section of the North Anatolian fault (NAF) at the northern margin of the Erzincan basin. The focal depth of about 10 km was less than given by ISC and NEIC. Erzincan and the surrounding villages were considerably damaged. In the Erzincan basin and in the neighbouring mountains a seismic network of ten stations was installed. It was operating continuously from March 21 through June 16, 1992. More than 3,000 aftershocks… 
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