Geological and Seismological Observations after 8 August 2019 Bozkurt (Turkey) Earthquake
Turkey and nearby countries, located on a highly seismic zone, are under the earthquake threat that is the most popular natural hazards risk for the area. An earthquake with a magnitude of M=6.0 has hit Bozkurt, Denizli located in the western part of Turkey on August 8, 2019 at 14.25 (GMT) (Figure 1). The depth is given as 6.96 and 8 km, respectively by AFAD and the BU. The foreshock was recorded just five minutes ago before the main shock as M=4.2. The number of recorded aftershocks are 359 (17 of them 3.0-3.9 and rest <3) and they continued during six months. The epicenter are close to many provincial centers nearby. Their population is more than a million people. This paper presents geological and seismological observations after 8 August 2019 Bozkurt (Turkey) earthquake, felt in a rather large area.
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