Paleoseismology of the Palu-Lake Hazar segment of the East Anatolian Fault Zone, Turkey

Cetin H. , Guneyli H. , Mayer L.

TECTONOPHYSICS, vol.374, pp.163-197, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 374
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tecto.2003.08.003
  • Title of Journal : TECTONOPHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-197


The East Anatolian Fault Zone (EAFZ) is among the most important active continental transform fault zones in the world as testified by major historical and minor instrumental seismicity. The first paleoseismological exploratory trenching study on the EAFZ was done on the Palu-Lake Hazar segment (PLHS), which is one of the six segments forming the fault zone, in order to determine its past activity and to assess its earthquake hazard.