Earthquake Information

October 23, 2011 (10:41:21 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 Eastern Turkey

A major earthquake has occurred in Eastern Turkey.  The US Geological Survey reports "The ... earthquake occurred in a broad region of convergence beyond the eastern extent of Anatolian strike-slip tectonics. The focal mechanism of today’s earthquake is consistent with oblique-thrust faulting on a south-southwest trending fault, similar to the trend of mapped faults in the region."   

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