DETERMINATION OF CRUSTAL MOVEMENTS IN TURKEY BY TERRESTRIAL GEODETIC METHODS


DENIZ R., AKSOY A., YALIN D., SEEGER H., FRANKE P., HIRSCH O., ...More

JOURNAL OF GEODYNAMICS, vol.18, pp.13-22, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0264-3707(93)90024-z
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GEODYNAMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-22

Abstract

In Turkey, neotectonic activity originated from the collision of the Arabian and Anatolian land masses during the Middle Miocene. As a result of the collision, westward escape of the Anatolian block introduced E-W compression in Western Turkey which began to be relieved by N-S extension. The North Anatolian Fault (NAF) is the major active strike-slip fault that was formed under the neotectonic regime. The rates of the motion along this fault estimated by several authors are in the range of 0.4-2.9 cm/a according to kinematic data. In Turkey, the first studies of crustal movements by geodetic methods were started in the west section of the NAF in 1972. So far, individual activities and studies coordinated by multidisciplinary projects have been realized in this region. The results obtained from available geodetic data indicate the motion of the Anatolian block relative to Eurasia.