Displacement After Earthquake in Turkey
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Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Thu Feb 16, 2023 3:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Displacement After Earthquake in Turkey

As we have learned, The North Anatolian Fault is an active right-lateral strike-slip fault in Turkey/Syria, and is the transform boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the Anatolian Plate.
My first google search after hearing about the quake was to try to find info about the actual displacement on the fault line.
As someone who lives in close proximity the San Andreas (also a right-lateral strike-slip fault) and Hayward fault (also technically a right lateral slip fault although it just creeps along), displacement has always intrigued me.

Displacement along the San Andreas in 1906 topped out in Tomales at 21 feet. The 1906 earthquake was originally reported as an 8.3 but modern studies have dropped it to a 7.9.

The Hayward fault averages about 5mm per year and is predicted to generate a 6.7 magnitude quake in the near future. The Hayward's greatest recorded movement was in 1868 (Magnitude 7) displacement 6 vertical feet.

I found this olive orchard pic on reddit today:

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