Formation of subaqueous Felsic domes and accompanying pyroclastic deposits on the Foca Peninsula (Izmi, Turkey)

AKAY E., Erdogan B.

INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGY REVIEW, vol.43, no.7, pp.661-674, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00206810109465039
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.661-674
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


In western Anatolia, a thick volcanic succession of andesitic to rhyolitic lavas and volcaniclastic rocks crops out extensively. On Foca Peninsula, the westernmost part of the region, a dominantly rhyolitic sequence is exposed where massive rhyolites occur as dome or domelike stubby lava flows. These rhyolite domes vertically and laterally pass into blanketing volcaniclastic sequences. The gradational boundary relations and the facies characteristics of the surrounding volcaniclastic sequences indicate that the silicic domes directly intruded a subaqueous environment and were shattered upon sudden contact with water to form hyaloclastic blankets.