Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences

Call for special issue on
February 2023, Southern
Türkiye Earthquake Sequence
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February 2023, Southern Türkiye Earthquake Sequence

Southern Türkiye faced a widespread catastrophic destruction by three earthquakes in two weeks of February 2023. With the earthquakes that occurred at 04:17 AM (Mw=7.7, Pazarcık, Kahramanmaraş) and 12:30 PM (M=7.6, Elbistan, Kahramanmaraş) on February 6, 2023, the neighbouring fault systems of the East Anatolian Fault Zone were broken in succession between Amik Basin (Hatay) and Malatya Province. In two weeks, the stress transferred to the south and triggered new earthquakes that extended to the Mediterranean Sea (i.e. Yayladağ-Antakya Earthquake; Mw: 6.4). Undoubtedly, the international community will be very interested in this catastrophic and unique earthquake sequence. Moreover, it will attract significant attention from a broad audience with its similarity to other continental plate boundaries around the world. Thus, we decided to take action on a special issue under the Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences.

Topics of Interest:

This Special Issue aims to bring together Earth Scientists working on:

(1) February 6, Pazarcık (Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye) Earthquake (Mw: 7.7)

(2) February 6, Ekinözü (Kahramanmaraş) Earthquake (Mw: 7.6)

(3) February 20, Yayladağ (Antakya) Earthquake (Mw: 6.4)

All papers will go through a rigorous peer-review process and automated plagiarism checks. Papers must be formatted according to the specifications and limits of the Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences. The journal is indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded (SCI-E) and (free of charge) open access. Submission link: https://online-journals.tubitak.gov.tr


Volkan KARABACAK (Eskişehir Osmangazi University, karabacak@ogu.edu.tr)

Hasan SÖZBİLİR (Dokuz Eylül University, hasan.sozbilir@deu.edu.tr)

Bahadır AKTUĞ (Ankara University, aktug@ankara.edu.tr)

Mehmet ÇELEBİ (US Geological Survey, celebi@usgs.gov)

Recep ÇAKIR (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Türkiye, cakir.recep@gmail.com)


Submission deadline: March 18, 2023

Rejection/revision notification to authors: March 25, 2023

Revision submissions due: April 5, 2023

Acceptance notification to authors: April 10, 2023

Publication of accepted papers: This SI will be published in April 2023.