The Yenice-Gonen active fault (NW Turkey): Active tectonics and palaeoseismology

Kuercer A., Chatzipetros A., Tutkun S. Z. , Pavlides S., Ates O. , Valkaniotis S.

TECTONOPHYSICS, vol.453, pp.263-275, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 453
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tecto.2007.07.010
  • Title of Journal : TECTONOPHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-275


The Yenice-Gonen Fault (YGF) is one of the most important active tectonic structures in the Biga peninsula. On March 18,1953, a destructive earthquake (M-w=7.2) occurred on the YGF, which is considered to be a part of the southern branch of the North Anatolian Fault Zone (NAFZ). A 70 km-long dextral surface rupture formed during the Yenice-Gonen Earthquake (YGE).