Evaluation of the Plio-Quaternary tectonic stress regime from fault kinematic analysis in the lake Van Basin (Eastern Anatolia)

Selcuk A. S., ERTURAÇ M. K., Sunal G., Çakır Z.

JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, vol.140, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 140
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jsg.2020.104157
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Geobase, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We focus on the Neogene-Quaternary tectonic evolution of the Lake Van Basin located within the Turkish-Iranian Plateau. To better understand the complex tectonic history of the region and determine the paleostress patterns, we investigate and report on the geometric, structural, and kinematic characteristics of the Basin based on field observations of fault-slip orientations which are classified according to radiometric ages of the basin stratigraphy.