Holocene seismic activity of the Priene–Sazlı Fault revealed by cosmogenic 36Cl,Western Anatolia, Turkey

MOZAFARI, Nasim; SÜMER, Ökmen; TIKHOMIROV, Dmitry; IVY-OCHS, Susan; ALFIMOV, Vasily; VOCKENHUBER, Christof; İNCİ, Uğur; SÖZBİLİR, Hasan; AKÇAR, Naki (2019). Holocene seismic activity of the Priene–Sazlı Fault revealed by cosmogenic 36Cl,Western Anatolia, Turkey. Turkish journal of earth sciences, 28(3), pp. 410-437. Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey Tübitak 10.3906/yer-1810-6

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Fault scarps in carbonates are structures well suited to 36Cl analysis of paleoearthquakes to reconstruct the seismic history using cosmogenic 36Cl. In this study, we measured cosmogenic 36Cl concentrations in 117 samples along one of the active faults in Western Anatolia, the Priene–Sazlı Fault scarp, to reconstruct the age of paleoearthquakes along with their slip amounts, beyond the available historical and instrumental archives. Our results indicate four periods of high seismic activity on the Priene–Sazlı Fault since the early Holocene at 8.1 ± 2.0, 6.0 ± 1.5, 3.7 ± 0.9, and 2.2 ± 0.5 ka, with slips of 3.4 ± 0.5, 1.5 ± 0.2, 1.4 ± 0.2, and 1.5 ± 0.2 m, respectively. These ruptures mostly occurred as clusters of earthquakes with magnitudes of up to 6.7–7.0 during the Holocene. Estimated slip rates on the fault are greater than 0.3, 0.7, 0.6, and 1.0 mm/year from the oldest to the youngest modeled earthquakes. In addition, the long-term slip rate is 0.7 mm/year. This means that the Priene–Sazlı fault can be considered as a low to moderately seismogenic fault, based upon the recurrence interval.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences > Exogenous Geology

UniBE Contributor:

AKÇAR, Naki

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

ISSN:

1300-0985

Publisher:

Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey Tübitak

Language:

English

Submitter:

Naki Akçar

Date Deposited:

25 Nov 2019 14:15

Last Modified:

25 Nov 2019 14:15

Publisher DOI:

10.3906/yer-1810-6

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.135180

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/135180

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