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Solid Earth, 10, 713–723, 2019

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Solid Earth, 10, 713–723, 2019

Research article 23 May 2019

Research article | 23 May 2019

Moment magnitude estimates for central Anatolian earthquakes using coda waves

Tuna Eken

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Short summary
Proper magnitude estimates for earthquakes can give insight into the seismic energy released at an earthquake source. This is, in fact, essential for better seismic hazard assessments in tectonically active regions. In the present work, I examine local earthquakes in central Anatolia to estimate their moment magnitudes. The main outcome of this study is an empirical relation that can provide a direct physical quantity of seismic energy in the study region.