Seismic Activity Investigation of Elazıg and Surroundings, Eastern Anatolia


Gulten Polat
Yeditepe University, 34755, Istanbul, Turkey
Ali Aydın
Pamukkale University, 20017, Denizli, Turkey
Fatma Figen Altinoglu
Pamukkale University, 20017, Denizli, Turkey


The frequency-magnitude distribution of the earthquakes occurred in the city of Elazig and surrounding area was analysed. This region is located in Eastern Anatolia and tectonically very active and has a high seismic hazard risk. A complete set of 1550 earthquakes of Md≥ 1 from 1 January 2010 to 28 February 2019 was used. The spatial mapping of frequency-magnitude distribution was produced. Outstanding variations in the b-value were detected with b ≈1.3 and the region is not homogeneous.

April 12, 2020