Magnitude 5.8 - WESTERN TURKEY
2011 May 19 20:15:24 UTC
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|Depth||9.1 km (5.7 miles)|
|Distances||53 km (32 miles) NNW of Usak, Turkey|
82 km (50 miles) WSW of Kutahya, Turkey
120 km (74 miles) S of Bursa, Turkey
332 km (206 miles) WSW of ANKARA, Turkey
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 11.2 km (7.0 miles); depth +/- 3.6 km (2.2 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=412, Nph=413, Dmin=190.4 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 22°,|
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=C
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Turkey is a tectonically active region that experiences frequent destructive earthquakes. The shock of May 19, 2011, occurred in a broad area that is characterized by north-south tectonic extension, with earthquakes being produced by normal-faulting or strike-slip faulting. Preliminary analysis of seismographic data imply that the earthquake occurred as the result of slip on a normal fault that trends approximately east-west. The epicenter is 40 km west of the epicenter of the magnitude 6.9 Gediz earthquake of March, 1970, which killed over 1000 people, and which also occurred as the result of normal-faulting.
Scientific & Technical Information
- Preliminary Earthquake Report
- U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver