Dating of active normal fault scarps in the Buyuk Menderes Graben (western Anatolia) and its implications for seismic history

Mozafari N., Tikhomirov D., SÜMER Ö., ÖZKAYMAK Ç., UZEL B., Yesilyurt S., ...More

QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, vol.220, pp.111-123, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 220
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.07.002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-123
  • Keywords: Holocene, Cosmogenic isotopes, Fault scarp dating, Eastern Mediterranea, Neotectonic, COSMOGENIC CL-36 PRODUCTION, PRODUCTION-RATES, SLIP HISTORY, EARTHQUAKES, APENNINES, PARAMETERS, MAGNITUDE, EVOLUTION, MAGNOLA, GREECE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Fault scarps, if well-preserved, include precise evidence of past earthquakes. Using cosmogenic Cl-36 dating, the timing and slip of paleoearthquakes are recoverable beyond the available earthquake archives. One of the appropriate seismically active regions to apply Cl-36 dating is western Anatolia, where its deformation is influenced by an N-S extensional regime, where the horst-graben structures are characterized by normal faults.