Sunday, October 23, 2011

Eastern Turkey earthquake, fun facts

We can see that right at the earthquake epicentre, we have the Arabian Plate pushing in.

GPS confirms the motions, with many recent volcanic deposits.


Looking at the videos, lots of standard buildings completely untouched.  Knowing the general construction, this gives a PGV of about 30 cm/s.  The buildings that collapsed were probably sub-standard.

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