Vol. 2 No. 3: Special Issue: 2023 Türkiye/Syria earthquakes
Insights and lessons from the devastating 2023 Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye earthquake sequence
We are all absolutely heartbroken at the sheer devastation and loss of life following the Mw7.8 and Mw7.5 earthquakes that hit Türkiye and Syria in January 2023. As seismologists and earthquake scientists, we know all too well about the power of earthquakes, yet the horrendous scenes coming out of Türkiye and Syria have still hit us hard. There will be numerous scientific analyses from the dense geophysical and geological datasets that captured these earthquakes and their consequences. We hope that these lessons will directly feed into improved disaster risk reduction worldwide. To improve dissemination of these vital scientific insights, Seismica is announcing a special journal issue on this important earthquake sequence, with papers free-to-publish and free-to-read.
For more information on submitting a paper, please see the issue announcement.
Cover caption: Displacement along the Narli fault, which initiated the 2023 Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye earthquake sequence. Farm road east of the town of Narli displaced 3 m left-laterally and 80 cm vertically up-to-the-east across a 6-m-wide graben. Geologists Rich Koehler (University of Nevada Reno) and Kevin Clahan (Lettis Consultants International, Inc.) mark the linear northern margin of the road. Photo credit: Cengiz Yildirim (Istanbul Technical University)”