COMPARISON OF YOUNG VOLCANIC ASSOCIATIONS OF WESTERN AND EASTERN ANATOLIA FORMED UNDER A COMPRESSIONAL REGIME - A REVIEW


YILMAZ Y.

JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH, vol.44, pp.69-87, 1990 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 44
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0377-0273(90)90012-5
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-87

Abstract

Turkey is characterised by widespread post-Oligocene volcanism. In western Anatolia, volcanic activity began during the Late Oligocene-Early Miocene in a compressional regime. A widespread suite of andesitic and dacitic calc-alkaline rocks was erupted in this period. They were accompanied by locally-developed high-level granitic intrusions. The abrupt change from N-S compression to N - S stretching in the middle Miocene was accompained by a gradual transition to alkali basaltic volcanism.