Latest Turk M6+ shows its fault zone You can see how much smaller an M6 is to near M8’s. However, the aftershocks are a straight line. If the rift walls are rigid, then we’ll get another one off to the right. Probably in a week or two, and then it should tail off.


ps. Turk is exactly the same as the Christchurch NZ earthquakes. That was a basin sinking with jagged faults. You can expect more as it fills out the whole basin. The main lesson there was that a building may look fine, but it collapses with the next smaller earthquake. That’s why you should always have accelerometers to see if the building has softened.

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