Earthquake Monitoring Network of Erzurum: ATANET

Caglar Ozer, Mustafa Engin Kocadagistan, Sukran Perk


This work was supported by Research Fund of the Ataturk University. Project Number: FAD-2019-7180.

Abstract The main aim of this study is to introduce Ataturk University Earthquake Research Center and to announce the studies carried out to the scientific world. Erzurum Earthquake Monitoring Network (ATANET), which consists of 16 weak ground motion sensors established with the facilities of Ataturk University Earthquake Research Center, is an important institution where routine analysis of earthquakes occurred in the Eastern Anatolia region. The Ataturk University Earthquake Research Center, which plays an active role in the Eastern Anatolia Region, conducts earthquake analyzes in the area between 38.00 ° - 42.00 ° N latitudes and 38.00 ° - 44.50 ° E longitudes surrounding the main tectonic elements that produce earthquake. In this study, 668 earthquakes recorded by ATANET between 2014-2015 were analyzed. The focal depths of most earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 1.0 to 5.0 are concentrated in the first 25 km. It was determined that most of the earthquakes were clustered in Askale fault and Horasan-Senkaya fault zone. According to the fault plane results, it is observed that the region is dominated by faults, which are predominantly strike slip component and reverse faults. The results support the known tectonic structure in the Eastern Anatolia Region under the influence of compression tectonic regime.

Keywords: Ataturk University, ATANET, earthquake, tectonic.

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-8-04

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