Seismotectonics and seismic hazard in Southern Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

by Ahmet YilmaztuМ€rk

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Thesis (Ph.D.), University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Sciences, 1993.

Project: Earthquake Hazards in the Eastern Mediterranean State: Massachusetts Sponsoring Program: SENH96 Affiliation: MIT, Istanbul Techn. University, Turkish National Geodetic Survey, National Survey for Seismic Protection Principal Investigator: Reilinger, Robert.   Turkey has started preparatory works on Monday for shallow water drilling in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Mersin in southern Turkey, Turkey. Louvari, E. and A. Kiratzi (). The focal mechanism of the Ap (Mw ) earthquake (Adriatic Sea) and active tectonics of the peri-Adriatic region. “Proceedings 3rd International Conference on the Geology of the Eastern Mediterranean region”, Book Editors: I. Panayides, C. Xenophontos and J. Malpas, ISBN Seismic data on the NE Marmara Sea Shelf indicate that a NNE-SSW-oriented buried basin and ridge system exist on the sub-marine extension of the Paleozoic Rocks delimited by the northern segment of the North Anatolian Fault (NS-NAF), while seismic and multi-beam bathymetric data imply that four NW-SE-oriented strike-slip faults also exist on the shelf area.

The seismotectonics of Greece's southern region are controlled primarily by the interaction of the Africa tectonic plate with the small Aegean Sea plate along the Hellenic Arc. Most of the earthquakes near the Arc are shallow but further away from it the focal depths are intermediate. This book examines historical evidence from the last years to analyze earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Early chapters review techniques of historical seismology, while the main body of the book comprises a catalog of more than earthquakes identified from . This book examines historical evidence from the last years to analyse earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Early chapters review techniques of historical seismology, while the main body of the book comprises a catalogue of more than earthquakes . Intermediate focal depth earthquakes occur in the Eastern Mediterranean region (Southern Greece and Turkey) define a Benioff zone of stair shape which dips from the convex side of the Cyprian and the Hellenic Arcs to its concave side (from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Greek and Turkish lands) []. Some of these earthquakes are.

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the gh the sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is usually referred to as a separate body of water.   Shallower crustal earthquakes in the Pamir-Hindu Mountains occur primarily along the Main Pamir Thrust and other active Quaternary faults, which accommodate much of the region's crustal shortening. The western and eastern margins of the Main Pamir Thrust display a combination of thrust and strike-slip mechanisms.

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Seismotectonics and seismic hazard in southern Turkey and Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Author: Yilmazturk, Ahmet. The northern Rhine area covers an area of more t km 2 and is one of the most important areas of earthquake recurrence in Europe north of the Alps.

The Lower Rhine Embayment, a part of the northern Rhine area that extends over parts of western Germany, eastern Belgium, and the southern Netherlands, displays basin-like subsidence and, along with the Roer valley graben, has been the. As part of these hazard-related studies, the USGS has been developing new hazard assessment tools.

One of these is the ãCoulombä computer program, a public domain software package that can be used to analyze stress transfer on faults.

The USGS is actively transferring this technology to earthquake experts in Turkey. In this study, seismotectonics of the Malatya Fault, eastern Turkey, is investigated by using a unified dataset of local agencies, KOERI and AFAD. A local crustal velocity model is estimated to be further employed in the analysis.

Earthquakes in the study area are relocated in order to obtain more precise hypocenter by: 2. The Eastern Mediterranean region, including the adjacent areas of western Turkey and Greece, is indeed one of the most seismically active and rapidly deforming regions within the continents.

The Marmara region is an active tectonic zone characterised by the transition between the dextral strike-slip regime of the North Anatolian Fault (NAF) and the extension regime of the Aegean Sea.

Strong historical earthquakes (M>7) and the presence of known seismic gaps imply a high level of seismic hazard. A synthesis of recent studies of. earthquake potential and risk; eastern Mediterranean region, InSAR, Sea of Marmara, North and East Anatolian Fault Zones, sea-bottom, seismology, seismotectonics, seismic hazard, stress interaction.

Turkey is located in one of the most seismically active regions in the world. Characterizing seismic source zones in this region requires evaluation and integration of geological, geophysical, seismological and geodetical data. This first seismotectonic database for Turkey presented herein was prepared, under the framework of the National Earthquake Strategy and Action Plan— The Mediterranean region is one of the most important regions for neotectonics and related natural hazards.

This volume focuses on the neotectonics of the Eastern Mediterranean region, which has experienced many major extensive earthquakes, including the devastating Izmit, Turkey earthquake on Aug Historical earthquake activity of the northern part of the Dead Sea Fault Zone, southern Turkey E.

Regional seismic hazard study for the Eastern Mediterranean Trans-Jordan, Levant and Overview of the Palaeozoic–Neogene evolution of Neotethys in the Eastern Mediterranean region (southern Turkey, Cyprus, Syria. The strong earthquake of 9/45 originated on the Eastern Mediterranean Ridge, already within the Hellenic Arc province, as did also events 7/85, 10/86 and 10/91, which may be associated with the extension processes at the Aegean Sea.

Strike directions of the nodal planes along the arc are not significantly clustered. This pattern reflects the. The aim of this study is to assess the seismic hazard in the eastern Mediterranean and Sinai region using a probabilistic approach.

An updated earthquake catalogue for the period 1 to AD that covers the area between latitude 27°–37°N and longitude 32°–39°E, has been used. Keywords: seismic hazard assessment, earthquakes, Europe, Africa, Middle East.

Abstract. The seismic hazard map of the larger Europe-Africa-Middle East region has been generated as part of the global GSHAP hazard map. The hazard, expressing Peak Ground Acceleration expected at 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, is obtained by combining.

The large earthquake on 29 June (Syria, Lebanon, and central southern Turkey) Emanuela Guidoboni,1 Filippo Bernardini,2 Alberto Comastri,1 and Enzo Boschi3 Received 28 March ; revised 10 December ; accepted 18 December ; published 3 July [1] On 29 June a large earthquake hit a vast area in the Near Eastern Mediterranean.

International Workshop on Earthquake & Tsunami Early Warning in the Eastern Mediterranean for the Countries Bordering the Dead Sea Fault. Larnaca, Cyprus 7 Seismic Hazard Studies in Egypt Abou Elela A.

Mohamed, M. El-Hadidy, A. Deif, K. Abou Elenean National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG). Ambraseys, N.N. and Barazangi, M. () ‘The earthquake in the Bekaa valley: Implications for earthquake hazard assessment in the eastern Mediterranean region’, Journal of Geophysical Resea – CrossRef Google Scholar.

For Turkey a declustered catalogue has been prepared for the Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Programme (GSHAP) (Giardini ,).

Finally the NEIC-PDE catalogue (US Geological Survey ), although short, contains a considerable number of small events for the time span to present which allows the mapping of tectonic features that are. Eastern Turkey Seismic Experiment. Report from the IRIS Newsletter broadband instrumentation in the northern part of the Middle East makes this data set very important to understanding seismic hazard and risk along the eastern portion of the NAFZ.

A.L., Seismotectonics of the southern boundary of Anatolia, eastern Mediterranean region. We argue that the northward subduction of the northern and the southern branches of the Neo-Tethyan oceanic lithosphere since the Mesozoic has resulted in the development of arc and back-arc volcanism (i.e., the Pontide and Bitlis systems) and the development of the eastern Anatolian accretionary complex, which covers a large area of eastern.

cause these earthquakes dominate the hazard of large parts of Northern Bulgaria. 2 Earthquake catalogue The area within a radius of about km surrounding Bul-garia encompasses the territories of southern Romania, the eastern parts of Albania and former Yugoslavia, the northern parts of Greece, Turkey and Aegean Sea, and the Marmara Sea.

Seismotectonics of the Mediterranean Region and Vicinity. The Mediterranean region is seismically active due to the northward convergence ( mm/yr) of the African plate with respect to the Eurasian plate along a complex plate boundary.

This convergence began approximately 50 Ma and was associated with the closure of the Tethys Sea. Turkey is a large, roughly rectangular peninsula that bridges southeastern Europe and Asia.

Thrace, the European portion of Turkey comprises 3% of the country and 10% of its population. Thrace is separated from Asia Minor, the Asian portion of Turkey, by the Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles. Historically, earthquake activity along the Dead Sea Transform has been a significant hazard in the densely populated Levant region (eastern Mediterranean).

For example, the November Near East earthquake is thought to have killed somewhere between 2, people. Earthquakes in the Mediterranean and Middle East The ability to predict future earthquake hazards in a particular region requires an understanding of seismic activity far back into history – long before the advent of modern seismographic instru-ments.

This book uses a. Seismic hazard assessment for the eastern and southern Africa region is an ongoing process which will also continue in the future. In this respect, the regional probabilistic hazard estimates obtained during this workshop represent the state-of-the-art results and should be regarded as guidelines on a regional scale.

France beefed up its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, where tensions are growing between France's close ally, Greece, and Turkey. Both countries claim oil. One of the most destructive earthquakes on J AD along the western coast of the Island of Crete generated a mega-tsunami, which devastated the southern and eastern coasts of the Mediterranean and particularly impacted Peloponnesus, the Greek Islands, Sicily, Libya, Cyprus, Palestine and Egypt (Figure 1).

SEISMICITY IN TURKEY. The North Anatolian fault zone (NAFZ) is one of the World’s most important active strike-slip f aults, not only because of its remarkable seismic activity between andbut also its significance for the tectonics of the Eastern Mediterranean region.

The NAFZ is the northern boundary o f t he westward moving A natolian block and connects the compress ional. Kuvvet Atakan was born in Eskisehir, Turkey in He took his BSc in Geological Engineering inat the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. He then continued his studies in Bergen and completed in Geology in at the University of Bergen (UiB), in structural geology in (UiB) and in seismology in (UiB).

Eastern Mediterranean see Syria earthquake: 5, in Ale in Hama – − Syria, Lebanon, central southern Turkey: Numerous sources from Crusader times: 5 July and/or 20 May Eastern Mediterranean; see Syria earthquake: 1, (includes famine/disease deaths).

This book examines historical evidence from the last years to analyze earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Early chapters review techniques of historical seismology, while the main body of the book comprises a catalog of more than earthquakes identified from historical sources.

Each event is supported by textual evidence extracted from primary sources and.Late Tertiary subsidence history of the southern Levant Margin, eastern Mediterranean Sea, and its implications to the understanding of the Messinian Event.

Journal of .In SESAME organized its first Training workshop on seismotectonics and seismic hazard analysis in the Eastern Mediterranean countries in Cairo (12/96); a second workshop is planned for to produce preliminary regional hazard, possibly to be presented at the IASPEI General Assembly (Greece, 8/97).

RELEMR includes hazard mapping from.