Discrete characteristics of the aftershock sequence of the 2011 Van earthquake


Toker M.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.92, pp.168-186, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.06.015
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-186
  • Keywords: Van earthquake, Discrete, Seismic coupling, Statistical mechanics, Aperiodic behavior, Poissonian event, SAN-ANDREAS FAULT, SOURCE MECHANISM, EASTERN TURKEY, TECTONIC IMPLICATIONS, STATISTICAL PHYSICS, GUTENBERG-RICHTER, ANATOLIAN PLATEAU, RELEASE MODEL, 23 OCTOBER, SEISMICITY

Abstract

An intraplate earthquake of magnitude Mw 7.2 occurred on a NE-SW trending blind oblique thrust fault in accretionary orogen, the Van region of Eastern Anatolia on October 23, 2011. The aftershock seismicity in the Van earthquake was not continuous but, rather, highly discrete. This shed light on the chaotic non-uniformity of the event distribution and played key roles in determining the seismic coupling between the rupturing process and seismogeneity.