A Homogeneous Earthquake Catalogue for Turkey and Surrounding Region
- İstanbul University – Cerrahpaşa, Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Geophysics, Istanbul, Turkey
Abstract. A new earthquake catalogue for Turkey and surrounding region (32°–47° N, 20°–52° E) is compiled for the period 1900–2017. The earthquake parameters are obtained from the Bulletin of International Seismological Centre that is fully updated in 2020. New conversion equations between moment magnitude and the other scales (md, ML, mb, Ms and M) are determined using in the General Orthogonal Regression method to build up a homogeneous catalogue, which is the essential data for seismic hazard studies. The 95 % confidence intervals are estimated using the bootstrap method with 1000 samples. The equivalent moment magnitudes (Mw*) for the entire catalogue are calculated using the magnitude relations to homogenise the catalogue. The magnitude of completeness is 2.9 Mw* and 3.0–3.2 Mw* for Turkey and Greece generally. The final dataset is not declustered or truncated using a threshold magnitude because of motivation for generating a widely usable catalogue. It contains not only Mw*, but also the average and median of the observed magnitudes for each event. Contrary to the limited earthquake parameters in the previous catalogues, the 45 parameters of approximately 700 k events occurred in a wide area from the Balkans to the Caucasus are presented.
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