Mechanism of the 1992 Erzincan earthquake and its aftershocks, tectonics of the Erzincan basin and decoupling on the north Anatolian fault

Fuenzalida H., Dorbath L., Cisternas A., Eyidogan H., Barka A., Rivera L., ...More

GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, vol.129, no.1, pp.1-28, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The 1992 March 13 Erzincan earthquake (M(s) = 6.8) affected the Erzincan Basin on the eastern part of the North Anatolian Fault (NAF). This event occurred on the eastern tip of a westward-propagating series of major North Anatolian earthquakes between 1939 and 1967 (Ambraseys 1970). It is located within a key region of eastern Anatolia, which displays both expulsion of the Anatolian block towards the west and regional N-S convergence due to the Arabian-Eurasian collision (Philip et al. 1989).