Earthquake Eastern Turkey Mw 7.3, October 23, 2011

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Earthquake in Eastern Turkey, occurred at 10h41 UTC (12h41 heure française)

Moment magnitude rapid estimates: 7.2 to 7.3 (EMSC, SCARDEC, USGS)

Focal depth varies between 10 and 23 km depending of the agency and method used, but updated values seem to indicate a depth around 20 km, that is rather deep. However, given the magnitude (7.2) the rupture may have reached the surface anyway.

The mechanism indicates reverse faulting essentially, with fault directions approximately E-W.

Le mécanisme indique un jeu de faille inverse essentiellement, avec des directions de faille à peu près E-W.

Underneath, the epicenter is reported on maps (IPGP and USGS) showing the North-Anatolian and East-Anatolian Faults. The earthquake is clearly located east of the North and East Anatolian Faults. It is located in the collision frontier region between the Arabic and Eurasian plates.







Determination from EMSC (13h02 heure française):


EARTHQUAKE on 23/10/2011 at 10:41 (UTC)
EASTERN TURKEY 4 km W Astvatsadsin

MAGNITUDE: Mw 7.3

Data provided by: BEO GFU GFZ GSRC LED LJU MAD MSO NEWS NOR
SC3 ZAMG

Latitude = 38.86 N
Longitude = 43.48 E
Origin Time = 10:41:22.7 (UTC)
Depth = 10 Km


All magnitudes estimations :
mb6.8 (BEO) M 7.3 (GFZ) mb7.0 (GSRC) mb6.4 (LED)
mb7.5 (MAD) mb6.7 (MAD) mb6.3 (MSO) mb6.5 (NOR)
Mw7.5 (SC3) mb6.2 (ZAMG)

P.S.: For additional information, please contact EMSC at:
- Email: mazet@emsc-csem.org
- Web : http://www.emsc-csem.org (maps available)
- Fax : 33 1 69 26 70 00

Updated USGS determination:

Magnitude7.2
Date-Time
  • Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:41:21 UTC
  • Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 01:41:21 PM at epicenter
Location38.628°N, 43.486°E
Depth20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program
RegionEASTERN TURKEY

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SCARDEC determination (13h27 heure française):

https://geoazur.oca.eu/SCARDEC


USGS Centroid Moment Solution

11/10/23 10:41:21.73

Epicenter: 38.710 43.446
MW 7.3

USGS CENTROID MOMENT TENSOR
11/10/23 10:41:44.50
Centroid: 39.451 43.354
Depth 16 No. of sta: 159
Moment Tensor; Scale 10**19 Nm
Mrr= 5.89 Mtt=-6.13
Mpp= 0.24 Mrt= 7.73
Mrp= 1.60 Mtp=-0.51
Principal axes:
T Val= 9.83 Plg=63 Azm=344
N 0.22 4 81
P -10.05 26 173

Best Double Couple:Mo=9.9*10**19
NP1:Strike= 80 Dip=71 Slip= 86
NP2: 272 19 101

Moment Tensor Solution




USGS WPhase Moment Solution

11/10/23 10:41:21

Epicenter: 38.627 43.534
MW 7.2

USGS/WPHASE CENTROID MOMENT TENSOR
11/10/23 10:41:21.00
Centroid: 38.527 43.790
Depth 11 No. of sta: 89
Moment Tensor; Scale 10**19 Nm
Mrr= 5.09 Mtt=-5.75
Mpp= 0.66 Mrt=-4.00
Mrp=-3.80 Mtp=-0.45
Principal axes:
T Val= 8.07 Plg=60 Azm=118
N = -0.65 19 248
P = -7.43 20 346

Best Double Couple:Mo=7.8*10**19
NP1:Strike=108 Dip=30 Slip= 133
NP2: 240 69 68
Moment Tensor Solution



Shake map from USGS:


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A link to the earthquake general inforamtion:  http://earthquake-report.com/2011/10/23/very-strong-dangerous-earthquake-in-eastern-turkey/


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First aftershocks:  several aftershocks of magnitude between 4.5 et 5.9 within 2,5 hours after the mainshock...























EMSC:

            2011-10-23   12:56:47.           38.78   N         43.30   E          17        mb       4.6       EASTERN TURKEY 2011-10-23 13:48

            2011-10-23   12:42:10.           38.70   N         43.10   E          7          mb       4.5       EASTERN TURKEY 2011-10-23 13:46

            2011-10-23   12:03:10.           38.70   N         43.14   E          7          mb       4.6       EASTERN TURKEY 2011-10-23 13:46

            2011-10-23   11:32:41.           38.82   N         43.33   E          17        mb       5.9       EASTERN TURKEY 2011-10-23 12:04

            2011-10-23   11:10:55.           38.79   N         43.49   E          8          mb       4.8       EASTERN TURKEY 2011-10-23 12:06

            2011-10-23   11:00:25.           38.09   N         42.87   E          10        mb       5.6       EASTERN TURKEY 2011-10-23 15:03

            2011-10-23   10:56:53.           38.75   N         43.41   E          50        mb       5.6       EASTERN TURKEY 2011-10-23 11:40

            2011-10-23   10:53:41.           38.75   N         43.20   E          7          ML      5.1       EASTERN TURKEY 2011-10-23 12:01

            2011-10-23   10:52:05.           38.76   N         43.25   E          7          ML      4.8       EASTERN TURKEY 2011-10-23 12:00

            2011-10-23   10:48:16.           38.71   N         43.31   E          2          ML      4.9       EASTERN TURKEY


































































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Simulation of ground displacement computed by Jean-Claude Ruegg, posted by Pierre Briole, sunday 23 October 2011  19h;


See attached files below (Turkey_6bqf_...).

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Link to the IPGP dedicated web page: http://www.ipgp.fr/pages/040118.php

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Information about SAR data, posted by De Michele Marcello (BRGM), October 24, 11H15 :

Depuis le de-orbitage de Envisat, le track/frame ESA utiles à l'InSAR sont :
Track 121 (I6) frame 2835 (2010/11/05) prochain passage prévu le 2011/10/31;
Track 394 (I6) frame 2835 (2011/07/22) prochain passage prévu le 2011/11/19

Pictures are attached below (ASAR_IS6... and EMPRISE_ASAR...)


Complement, posted by De Michele Marcello (BRGM), October 25, 9h30:

L’ESA va mettre à disposition les données ENVISAT sur la zone de Van.  Le « Earth Watching Team » a crée une page dédiée @

http://ew.eo.esa.int/web/guest/events/-/journal_content/56_INSTANCE_QCx4/10122/22414?showFull=true&area=Earthquakes

 


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----------------------------------------------------- INFORMATION ABOUT POSSIBLE ACTIONS  ----------------------------------------------------------------

Posted by Michel Bouchon, sunday 23 october, 17h45: contact with Kandilli observatory established. There are first reports of a significant number of victims, mainly in villages. The region is under strict military control due to the PKK presence. The last eathquake in the area in 2003 was located at a depth of about 20 km.

Posted by Cecile Cornou, synday 23 october, 19h: The area afected by the earthquake is a "red zone" according to the French ministry of foreigh affairs, meaning that it is not advised to ge there for security reasons. See the link: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs_909/conseils-par-pays_12191/turquie_12316/index.html



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