A structural field study of 750 fault planes has been carried out in order to understand the structural evolution of western Turkey. This analysis shows that the region has been affected during the Neogene period by successive, different trending, extensional events. These Miocene and Pliocene extensions are probably related to the opening of the Aegean Sea. The direction of extension changed sometimes during the Quaternary from N-S to NE-SW. This younger episode of extension is still active in the region, as observed on active fault planes and as suggested by focal mechanisms of shallow earthquakes. -from Authors

Zanchi, A., Kissel, C., Tapirdamaz, C. (1993). Late Cenozoic and Quaternary brittle continental deformation in western Turkey. BULLETIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ GÉOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, 164(4), 507-517.

Late Cenozoic and Quaternary brittle continental deformation in western Turkey

ZANCHI, ANDREA MARCO
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1993

Abstract

A structural field study of 750 fault planes has been carried out in order to understand the structural evolution of western Turkey. This analysis shows that the region has been affected during the Neogene period by successive, different trending, extensional events. These Miocene and Pliocene extensions are probably related to the opening of the Aegean Sea. The direction of extension changed sometimes during the Quaternary from N-S to NE-SW. This younger episode of extension is still active in the region, as observed on active fault planes and as suggested by focal mechanisms of shallow earthquakes. -from Authors
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
brittle; Cainozoic (late); continental deformation; Neogene; Quaternary; stress tensor; Turkey, Anatolia
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Zanchi, A., Kissel, C., Tapirdamaz, C. (1993). Late Cenozoic and Quaternary brittle continental deformation in western Turkey. BULLETIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ GÉOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, 164(4), 507-517.
Zanchi, A; Kissel, C; Tapirdamaz, C
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