Tectonic history of basins sited along the western section of the North Anatolian Fault System, Turkey

SARP G., Gurboga S., Toprak V., Duzgun S.

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.89, pp.31-41, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2013.09.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-41
  • Keywords: Tectonic and hydrologic basins, Basin tilt, Basin orientation, North Anatolian Fault System, BLOCK TECTONICS, ZONE, FILL


Geological and geomorphological features of basins along the western half of the North Anatolian Fault System (NAFS) are used to constrain the formation of these basins by localization of deformation and the total displacement, and to determine the timing of basin development. In this study, tectonic influence direction of the NAFS on tectonic and hydrologic basins Bolu, Yenicaga, Dortdivan, Cerkes, Ilgaz and Tosya has been investigated to deduce information about the formation stages and interaction between these areas by using the GIS techniques. This research has been carried out by two different approaches; first is the comparison of main tilt directions of the basins determined by means of the basin slope frequency differences on opposite sides of the basin margins, and secondly, orientations of basins with respect to NAFS are investigated.