Reflection seismic study across the continental shelf of Baba Burnu promontory of Biga Peninsula, northwest Turkey


Boztepe-Guney A. , YILMAZ Y. , DEMIRBAG E., ECEVITOGLU B., ARZUMAN S., Kuscu I.

MARINE GEOLOGY, vol.176, pp.75-85, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 176
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0025-3227(01)00170-0
  • Title of Journal : MARINE GEOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-85

Abstract

Seismic and structural characteristics of the continental shelf of Baba Burnu promontory of Biga Peninsula, northwest Turkey were investigated by 67 km of multi-channel seismic reflection survey. Interpretation of the seismic data indicates that the faults may be divided into two groups: (i) in the southern area, almost an E-W trending major listric normal fault zone and subsidiary faults formed first, and later a strike-slip fault on the hanging wall of the major fault formed, (ii) in the northern area, a number of spatially developed parallel faults with major strike-slip components are seen. We propose that the Gulf of Edremit is a fault-bounded basin, which began to form in association with the generation of the E-W trending faulting phase during the late Miocene-early Pliocene. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.