Investigation on the tectonic significance of Izmir, Uzunada Fault Zones and other tectonic elements in the Gulf of Izmir, western Turkey, using high resolution seismic data

Coskun S., DONDURUR D., ÇİFCİ G., Aydemir A., GÜNGÖR T., DRAHOR M. G.

MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, vol.83, pp.73-83, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.03.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-83
  • Keywords: Uzunada Fault Zone, Izmir Fault Zone, Izmir Central Graben, Very high resolution seismic, Multibeam data, NEOTECTONIC EVOLUTION, MENDERES MASSIF, ANATOLIA, SYSTEM, CAUCASUS, GRABEN, REGION, BASIN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Active faults at a range in scales are observed in different directions (E-W, N-S and NE-SW) in the extensional tectonic regime of the Aegean region, western Turkey. However, mechanisms and types of faults in the Gulf of Izmir have not been investigated properly. Tectonic setting in the gulf together with the origin and characteristics of faults were studied in this study by integrating interpretation from various very high resolution acoustic data (multibeam bathymetry and CHIRP very high resolution seismic) acquired in the Gulf of Izmir.