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Tsunami of ŞArkoy-Mürefte 1912 Earthquake: Western Marmara, Turkey

  • Y. Altinok
  • B. Alpar
  • C. Yaltirak
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 21)

Abstract

One of the largest earthquakes in the Balkans is the 09.08.1912 (01:29:00 UTH) #x015F;arköy-MÜrefte Earthquake which occurred on the active Ganos fault zone (Ms=7.4). The eastern termination of the associated faulting is in the Marmara Sea. On the basis of archiving and library studies, geological field surveys, and offshore investigations, the 1912 earthquake produced a tsunami. The mechanism of this co-seismic tsunami may be assigned to an underwater failure along the southern slopes of the Tekirdağ Trough rather than a seabed dislocation.

Keywords

Surface Rupture Seismic Line North Anatolian Fault Tsunami Event Echelon Fault 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Altinok
    • 1
  • B. Alpar
    • 2
  • C. Yaltirak
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeophysicsUniversity ofİstanbul, Engineering FacultyAvcilar,İstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Institute of Marine Sciences, and ManagementUniversity of İstanbulVefa, İstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Mining Faculty, Department of Geologyİstanbul Technical UniversityAyazağa, İstanbulTurkey

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