Enhancement of the national strong-motion network in Turkey


Gulkan P., Ceken U., Colakoglu Z., Ugras T., Kuru T., Apak A., ...More

SEISMOLOGICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, vol.78, no.4, pp.429-438, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1785/gssrl.78.4.429
  • Title of Journal : SEISMOLOGICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.429-438

Abstract

Two arrays comprising 20 strong-motion sensors were established in western Turkey. The 14 stations of BYTNet follow a N-S trending line about 65 km in length, normal to strands of the North Anatolian fault that runs between the cities of Bursa and Yalova. Here the dominant character of the potential fault movement is a right-lateral transform slip. The DATNet array, comprising a total of eight stations, is arranged along a 110-km-long E-W trending direction along the Menderes River valley between Denizli and Aydin. (Two stations in this array were incorporated from the existing Turkish national strong-motion network.) This is an extensional tectonic environment, and the network monitors potential large normal-faulting earthquakes on the faults in the valley.