The Çay-Eber Earthquake (Feb. 3, 2002; Mw=6.2), Western Turkey: A Review In Geological Context


The 3rd International Conference on Earth Sciences and Electronics, İstanbul, Turkey, 23 - 24 October 2003, pp.345-351

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-351


A strong earthquake (Mw=6.2) struck the western Anatolia region a 0610 UT on February 3, 2002, causing about  4 km long surface rupture roughly in N45-65°E orientation. The surface rupture had an orientation of nearly N80°E through the town of Çay and displayed a normal-slip character of 5-25 cm to the north. The surface rupture is in conformity with the properties of a normal fault and indicates a complex rupture mechanism. In this study, the earthquake will be investigated in view of the geological setting of the region.