References and Links
Progressive failure on the North Anatolian fault since 1939 by earthquake stress triggering by Ross S. Stein, Aykut A. Barka and James H Dieterich, Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 128, 594-604, 1996.
Space-time migration of earthquakes along the North Anatolian fault zone and seismic gaps by M. Nafi Toksoz, A.F. Shakal, and Andrew J. Michael, Pageoph, Vol. 117, 1258-1270, 1979.
Information on the earthquake from Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Research Institute. These pages now include links to many digital strong motion recordings of the mainshock. Such records are of primary importance and their wide distribution will help the seismology community to rapidly understand this important event. It is very generous that our Turkish colleagues have taken the time to efficiently share this data with all of us.
The National Strong-Motion Network of Turkey is operated by Earthquake Research Department, Directorate of Disaster Affairs, Ministry of Public Works and Settlement. We are grateful that they have graciously and efficiently made these important data available to the entire research community. Download their data.
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) in Paris has posted a web site on the Izmit Earthquake with very good tectonic background material and a reference list of French work in the area.