ERA Special Section on “the 2023 M7.8 and M7.5 earthquakes in Southcentral Türkiye”

Published 13 April, 2023


On February 6, 2023, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck near the city of Gaziantep in Southcentral Türkiye, rupturing up to 300 km along the East Anatolian Fault Zone (EAFZ). Hours later, a second event of similar magnitude occurred near Ekinözü in the Kahramanmaraş Province. This devastating sequence left behind much destruction in southcentral Türkiye and western Syria which surpassed the damage caused by the 1999 Izmit-Duzce earthquake along the North Anatolian Fault Zone (NAFZ) in Western Türkiye. Even now, aftershocks related to the 2023 events are still being felt by those affected locally and globally.

To advance our understanding of the geophysical processes and social impacts of these earthquakes, we invite submissions for a special section of Earthquake Research Advances focused on the 2023 M7.8 and M7.5 earthquakes in Southcentral Türkiye.

Topics covered:

Possible topics for submission include but are not limited to:

  • Seismological and geodetic studies of the earthquake source mechanisms and rupture processes
  • Seismotectonics of the study region
  • Crustal structures and fault zone imaging
  • Aftershocks and triggered seismicity
  • Ground motion and site response analyses
  • Damage assessment and reconnaissance studies of building and infrastructure failures
  • Societal impacts and community responses to the earthquakes

Important deadlines:

  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2024
  • First review round: till March 31, 2024
  • Issue date: July 2024

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select “Special Section on “the 2023 M7.8 and M7.5 earthquakes in Southcentral Türkiye” on submission. You can contact the editorial office with questions at or

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