Historical evidence of faulting in Eastern Anatolia and Northern Syria

N. N. Ambraseys, C. P. Melville


Historical data show that like the North Anatolian fault zone, which was delineated by a series of earthquakes during this century from east to west, so was the conjugate Eastern Anatolian fault zone delineated from the northeast to the southwest by a succession of large earthquakes in earlier times, with a major event at its junction with the Dead Sea fault system. This event was associated with surface faulting and occurred in a region seismically quiescent for nearly two centuries.


Earthquake;faulting;Anatolia;Syria;historical data

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-4110

Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X