Earthquake in Eastern Turkey 23 Oct 2011 M7.1 to M7.3

CEDIM analyzes the earthquake and its possible impacts

An earthquake of M7.1 to 7.3 hit Eastern Turkey on October 23. CEDIM has analysed the earthquake and its possible and observed social and economic impacts. Researchers from different scientific disciplines contribute to CEDIM's forensic disaster analyses, which have been released in different reports since October 24.

The new follow-up report prepared by the CEDIM Forensic Earthquake Analysis Group is online now:

Report No. 4: Comparing the current impact of the Van Earthquake to past earthquakes in Eastern Turkey
(download pdf)

This follow-up report for the Eastern Turkey earthquake of October 23, 2011 builds on significantly improved information on earthquake source and ground motion characteristics, on observed losses and on the regional socio-economic context. Additionally, the analysis of previous regional damaging earthquakes is concisely documented in this report.

The CEDIM Forensic Earthquake Analysis Group reports are widely distributed (for instance on the relief-web for UN institutions and on the EERI clearing house web-page). CEDIM has been invited to participate in the forthcoming meeting in Van on earthquake impact and recovery items organized by Turkish institutions.

Report Nr. 3, Oct. 26 2011: Shelter report for the Oct. 23 2011 Eastern Turkey Earthquake (download pdf)
Report No. 2, Oct 25 2011: (download pdf)
Report No. 1, Oct. 24 2011: (download pdf)

Additionally, the severe weather information web service Wettergefahren-Frühwarnung provides information on weather conditions in Eastern Turkey (in German language).

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