The Dinar earthquake (M-w = 6.2; October 1, 1995; Afyon-Turkey) and earthquake hazard of the Dinar-Civril fault


Oncel A. O. , KORAL H., ALPTEKIN O.

PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, vol.152, no.1, pp.91-105, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 152 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s000240050143
  • Title of Journal : PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-105

Abstract

A moderately strong earthquake (M-w,, = 6.2) occurred in the town of Dinar at 17.57 UT on October 1, 1995, taking the lives of 90 people and damaging about 4500 buildings. Its epicenter is located near the Dinar-Civril fault and its focal mechanism is linked to a northeast-southwesterly tensional stress field arising from the interaction between the subducting African plate and the overriding Aegean-Anatolian plate in the eastern Mediterranean.