Turkey Earthquake Risk Map: What Are The Fault Lines in Turkey, Which Provinces Does The Eastern Anatolian Fault Line Pass Through?

Turkey Earthquake Risk Map: What Are The Fault Lines in Turkey, Which Provinces Does The Eastern Anatolian Fault Line Pass Through?

Turkey’s earthquake risk map began to be questioned after the 7.7-magnitude earthquakes that occurred in the Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaraş and the 7.6-magnitude earthquakes that occurred in the Elbistan district. Along with the earthquake risk map of Turkey shared by AFAD, it is wondered what the fault lines are in Turkey and which provinces the Eastern Anatolia fault line passes through. On the other hand, places with high and low earthquake risk were also announced by region. So what are the fault lines in Turkey, which cities does the Eastern Anatolian fault line pass through? Here is the region-by-region risk map.

Along with the Turkey earthquake risk map, it is questioned where the fault lines in Turkey are and where the Eastern Anatolia fault line passes. After the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes that occurred in Kahramanmaraş, citizens began to search for fault line regions. Here is the earthquake risk map of Turkey presented by AFAD.


The East Anatolian Fault Line is a strike-slip fault line located in eastern Turkey. The type of transformation between the Anatolian Plate and the northward-moving Arabian Plate forms the tectonic boundary. The difference in the relative movements of the two plates is manifested in the left lateral movement along the fault. The East and North Anatolian faults contain the westward movement of the Anatolian Plate, which is compressed due to the ongoing collision with the Eurasian Plate.

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The East Anatolian Fault starts with the Maraş Triple Junction at the northern end of the Dead Sea Fissure and ends at the Karlıova Triple Junction in the northeast direction where it joins the North Anatolian Fault.



After continuing as far as Hatay, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman, Elazığ, Bingöl, Muş, the East Anatolian Fault Line joins with the North Anatolian Fault Line from Erzincan.


According to the information shared by AFAD, Turkey Earthquake Hazard Map was renewed and published in the Official Gazette dated 18 March 2018 and entered into force on 1 January 2019.

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The project was supported within the scope of the National Earthquake Research Program (UDAP) conducted by our Agency. In addition, support was provided by the Catastrophe Insurance Pool (DASK). In addition, the “Turkish Building Earthquake Regulation” was published in the RG on the same dates and entered into force simultaneously.

Here is Turkey’s earthquake hazard ranking according to risky regions;


Izmir, Balikesir, Manisa, Mugla, Aydin, Denizli, Isparta, Usak, Bursa, Bilecik Yalova, Sakarya, Düzce, Kocaeli, Kirsehir, Bolu, Karabuk, Hatay, Bartin, Cankiri, Tokat, Amasya, Canakkale, Erzincan, Tunceli, Bingol and Muş, Hakkari, Osmaniye, Kırıkkale and Siirt.

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Tekirdağ, İstanbul (1st and 2nd Region), Bitlis, Kahramanmaraş, Van, Adıyaman, Şırnak, Zonguldak, Tekirdağ, Afyon, Samsun, Antalya, Erzurum, Kars, Ardahan, Batman, Iğdır, Elazığ, Diyarbakır, Adana, Eskişehir, Malatya, Kütahya, Çankırı, Uşak, Ağrı and Çorum.

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Eskisehir, Antalya, Tekirdag, Edirne, Sinop, Istanbul, Kastamonu, Ordu, Samsun, Giresun, Artvin, Sanliurfa, Mardin, Kilis, Adana, some parts of Gaziantep and Kahramanmaras, Sivas, Gumushane, Bayburt, Kayseri, Yozgat, Corum, Ankara, Konya, Mersin and Nevşehir.

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According to the Turkey Earthquake Map, the provinces in the fourth and fifth groups with the lowest earthquake risk are Sinop, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Artvin, Kırklareli, Ankara, Edirne, Adana, Nevşehir, Niğde, Aksaray, Konya and Karaman.

Gül Demirci

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  1. Good morning Gul , I like to visit ADANA ( the area of Earthquake where unfortunate people’s suffering.) . Can you guide me some information by email , how far this area is from ADANA AIRPORT ? Is there any near by ORDINARY Hotel to this Earthquake Area ? I just want to stay Overnight , I will be grateful to you , Gul . Allah Bless you and your entire family 👪 . Regards from Gurpreet KOHLI ( Mr.) from London

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