Historical evidence of faulting in Eastern Anatolia and Northern Syria

N. N. Ambraseys, C. P. Melville

Abstract


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.

Keywords


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