Palaeoseismological Investigations on the Karadere Segment, North Anatolian Fault Zone, Turkey


Dikbas A., Akyüz H. S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol.20, no.4, pp.395-409, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/yer-0911-50
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.395-409

Abstract

The Karadere segment of the North Anatolian Fault (NAF) is the easternmost part that ruptured during the 17 August 1999 Izmit earthquake (Mw 7.4). It has a different orientation, at N65 degrees E to other segments which have a nearly E-W trend, and lesser dextral displacement, with maximum 2.3 m in contrast with 5.2 m in the ruptured neighbouring western segment. Two palaeoseismological trenches, at Kazimiye and Karadere sites, were excavated on the central part of the Karadere segment to determine the timing of past earthquakes.