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Active Faulting in Northern Turkey

Allen, Clarence R. (1969) Active Faulting in Northern Turkey. Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences Contribution, 1577. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA.

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The North Anatolian fault zone of Turkey has become widely publicized in recent years because of the remarkable series of earthquakes that began along it in 1939 -- most of which have been associated with dextral surface displacements that have successively delineated the fault trace from east to west (Ketin and Roesli, 1953; Ambraseys and Zátopek, 1968). It is not so generally recognized that even prior to 1939 the fault zone could easily have been recognized on the basis of abundant and through-going features of Quaternary displacements, and that the North Anatolian fault is almost completely analogous to the better-known active transcurrent faults of the circum-Pacific region, such as the San Andreas fault of California and the Alpine fault of New Zealand.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information:The author's work in Turkey was made possible by the generous cooperation of the Minerals Research and Exploration Institute (Maden Tetkik ve Arama Enstitüsü - - M. T. A.), Dr. S. Alpan, General Director. The field work would have been impossible without the kind help of I. Ketin of Istanbul Technical University and Özcan Aksoy of the M. T. A. In addition to the logistical help obtained through Istanbul Technical University and the M. T. A., the work was supported by the G. K. Gilbert Award in Seismic Geology administered through the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Group:Seismological Laboratory
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Series Name:Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences Contribution
Issue or Number:1577
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:07 Feb 2017 21:58
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