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Newsletter #29 - The 6 February 2023 Turkey-Syria Earthquakes

Newsletter #29 - The 6 February 2023 Turkey-Syria Earthquakes

In the 29th issue of the "Newsletter of Environmental, Disaster, and Crisis Management Strategies",  published under the auspices of the Postgraduate Program "Environmental, Disaster and Crisis Management Strategies" of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens summarizes the first scientific data from the great earthquake that hit an extensive area in SE Turkey and Syria on February 6.

The issue titled "The 6 February 2023 Turkey-Syria Earthquakes" includes:

  • the geotectonic regime of the area
  • the genesis of the main earthquake of magnitude Mw=7.8 and the evolution of the seismic sequence, which included the occurrence of a second large Mw=7.5 magnitude  earthquake a few hours later
  • the seismicity history of the East Anatolia fault
  • the consequences of past earthquakes along the fault the characteristics of earthquakes of magnitude Mw=7.8 and Mw=7.5
  • the evidence of ground deformation of the area due to the vibration
  • the characteristics of the tsunami of limited intensity generated as a secondary phenomenon
  • the characteristics of the built environment in Turkey the institutional framework of management and the legal framework of construction in Turkey
  • the effects of vibration on the built environment, buildings and infrastructure
  • the effects of the vibration on the population of the area (human losses, injuries, homeless, overall affected)
  • the effects of shaking on public health and the potential for infectious diseases in the post-earthquake period
  • evidence for the management of the crisis caused by the earthquakes
  • disinformation phenomena recorded after the earthquake
  • preliminary conclusions

The issue is available here.