The magnitude-7.8 quake struck on the East Anatolian Fault. Historically, this region, including this fault, has been extremely seismically active. The arrows give the sense of motion of the fault. The color ramp gives the magnitude (within 100 kilometers) that’s likely in a lifetime. The cities of Adiyman and Malaya, where strong shaking was first reported, are underlined in lime green.
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