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See detailLong-term evolution of the North Anatolian Fault
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Van Der Woerd, Jerome; King, G. et al

in Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America (2010, October)

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See detailLong-term evolution of the North Anatolian fault (Turkey)
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Van Der Woerd, J.; King, G. et al

in Geological Society of London (Special publication : Geodynamics of Collision and Collapse at the Africa-Arabia-Eurasia Subduction Zone, Editor R. Govers) (2008)

The deformation and 40Ar-39Ar dating of recent volcanism that remarkably sits across the North Anatolian Fault eastern termination in Turkey, together with previous studies, put strong constraints on the ... [more ▼]

The deformation and 40Ar-39Ar dating of recent volcanism that remarkably sits across the North Anatolian Fault eastern termination in Turkey, together with previous studies, put strong constraints on the long- term evolution of the fault. We argue that after a first phase of 10 Ma, characterized by a slip rate of about 3 mm/yr, and during which most of the trace was established, the slip rate jumped to about 20 mm/yr on average over the last 2.5 Ma, without substantial increase of the fault length. The transition correlates with a change in the geometry at the junction with the East Anatolian Fault that makes the extrusion process more efficient. [less ▲]

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See detailNew constraints on the Karliova Triple Junction between Arabia, Eurasia and Anatolia.
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Van Der Woerd, Jerome; King, G. et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2007, April), 9

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See detailFirst order elastic modeling of the Aden ridge propagation and the Anatolian extrusion process
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; King, G. C. P.; Manighetti, I. et al

in Geophysical Journal International (2003), 153

The evolution of the Gulf of Aden and the Anatolian Fault systems are modelled using the principles of elastic fracture mechanics usually applied to smaller scale cracks or faults. The lithosphere is ... [more ▼]

The evolution of the Gulf of Aden and the Anatolian Fault systems are modelled using the principles of elastic fracture mechanics usually applied to smaller scale cracks or faults. The lithosphere is treated as a plate, and simple boundary conditions are applied that correspond to the known plate boundary geometry and slip vectors. The models provide a simple explanation for many observed geological features. For the Gulf of Aden the model predicts why the ridge propagated from east to west from the Owen Fracture Zone towards the Afar and the overall form of its path. The smaller en echelon offsets can be explained by upward propagation from the initially created mantle dyke while the larger ones may be attributed to the propagating rupture interacting with pre-existing structures. For Anatolia the modelling suggests that the East Anatolian Fault was created before the North Anatolian Fault could form. Once both faults were formed however, activity could switch between them. The time scales over which this should take place are not known, but evidence for switching can be found in the historical seismicity. For Aden and Anatolia pre-existing structures or inhomogeneous stress fields left from earlier orogenic events have modified the processes of propagation and without an understanding of the existence of such features the propagation processes cannot be fully understood. Furthermore a propagating fault can extend into an active region where it would not have initiated. The North Anatolian Fault encountered slow but active extension when it entered the Aegean about 5 Ma and the stress field associated with the extending fault has progressively modified Aegean extension. In the central Aegean activity has been reduced while to the north-west on features such as the Gulfs of Evvia and Corinth activity has been increased. The field observation that major structures propagate and the success of simple elastic mod- els suggest that the continental crust behaves in an elastic-brittle or elastic-plastic fashion even though laboratory tests may be interpreted to suggest viscous behaviour. There are major prob- lems in scaling from the behaviour of small homogeneous samples to the large heterogeneous mantle and large-scale observations should be treated more seriously than extrapolations of the behaviour of laboratory experiments over many orders of magnitude in space and time. The retention of long-term elasticity and localised failure suggests a similar gross rheology for the oceanic and continental lithospheres. Even though it is incorrect to attribute differences in behaviour to the former being rigid (i.e. elastic) and the latter viscous, oceanic and continental lithosphere behave in different ways. Unlike oceanic crust, continental crust is buoyant and cannot be simply created or destroyed. The process of thickening or thinning works against gravity preventing large displacements on extensional or contractional features in the upper mantle. The equivalents of ridge or subduction systems are suppressed before they can accom- modate large displacements and activity must shift elsewhere. On the other hand, strike-slip boundaries and extrusion processes are favoured. [less ▲]

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See detailMorphology, displacement and slip rates along the North Antolian Fault (Turkey)
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Armijo, R.; Meyer, B. et al

in Journal of Geophysical Research (2002), 107(10.1029/2001JB000393),

Geological and geomorphological offsets at different scales are used to constrain the localization of deformation, total displacement, and slip rates over various timescales along the central and eastern ... [more ▼]

Geological and geomorphological offsets at different scales are used to constrain the localization of deformation, total displacement, and slip rates over various timescales along the central and eastern North Anatolian Fault (NAF) in Turkey. The NAF total displacement is reevaluated using large rivers valleys (80 ± 15 km) and structural markers (Pontide Suture, 85 ± 25 km; Tosya-Vezirko ̈pru ̈ basins, 80 ± 10 km). These suggest a Neogene slip rate of 6.5 mm/yr over 13 Myr. The river network morphology shows offsets at a range of scales (20 m to 14 km) across the main fault trace and is also used to estimate the degree to which deformation is localized. At a smaller scale the morphology associated with small rivers is offset by 200 m along the NAF. The age of these features can be correlated with the Holocene deglaciation and a slip rate of 18 ± 3.5 mm/yr is determined. This is consistent with a rate of 18 ± 5 mm/yr deduced independently from the 14C dating of stream terrace offsets. Over the short term, GPS data gives a similar rate of 22 ± 3 mm/yr. All our results tend to show that most of the deformation between the Anatolian and Eurasian lithospheric plates has been accommodated along, or very close to, the active trace of the NAF. The difference between the Neogene and the Holocene slip rate may be due to the recent establishment of the current plate geometry after the creation of the NAF. INDEX TERMS: 8107 Tectonophysics: Continental neotectonics; 8158 Tectonophysics: Plate motions—present and recent (3040); 7230 Seismology: Seismicity and seismotectonics; KEYWORDS: North Anatolian Fault, slip rate, total offset, strain localization [less ▲]

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See detailColomb interactions and the 17 August 1999 Izmit, Turkey earthquake
King, G. C. P.; Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Nalbant, S. S. et al

in Comptes Rendu de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris - Série 2. Sciences de la terre et des planètes (2001), 333(rie 2. Sciences de la terre et des planètes), 557-569

At 00:02 GMT (03:02 local time) on 17 August, 1999 a magnitude 7.4 (Ms) earthquake occurred 100 km east of Istanbul causing extensive destruction. The event was expected and several scientists have ... [more ▼]

At 00:02 GMT (03:02 local time) on 17 August, 1999 a magnitude 7.4 (Ms) earthquake occurred 100 km east of Istanbul causing extensive destruction. The event was expected and several scientists have published and attempted to publicize the danger. A paper on stress interactions for NW Turkey (J. Geophys. Res. 103 (1998) 24466–24469) concluded that “by combining the stress change map with the map of active faulting, likely locations for the occurrence of future earthquakes can be refined; faults in the Izmit Bay area, the western part of Biga Peninsula, the Saroz Gulf and a part of western Sea of Marmara must be regarded as posing a specific hazard”. An extension of that study is described here. It is shown that the Izmit (1999) earthquake loaded faults both to the east and west of the Izmit rupture. About three months after the Izmit event an M 7.2 earthquake occurred with an epicenter at Duzce extending the Izmit rupture to the east. In the Marmara Sea, west of Izmit, faults have been loaded by between 1 and 5 bar; 5 to 30 % of typical earthquake stress drops in the region suggesting the likelihood of a future event. The risk of a major event on a fault depends not just on stress increases associated with an individual earthquake, but also on the longer-term earthquake history and on tectonic loading. The roles of both are examined over two time periods from 1900 to 1999 and 1700 to 1999. Whatever interpretation we place on the data we conclude that one or two events as great or greater than the recent one is likely to occur within the next few decades near to the northern coast of the Marmara Sea [less ▲]

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See detailSeismic hazard in the Sea of Marmara following the 17 August 1999 Izmit Earthquake
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Barka, A.; Nalbant, S. et al

in Barka (Ed.) The 1999 Izmit and Duzce earthquakes; preliminary results (2000)

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See detailThe fault breaks of the 1999 earthquakes in Turkey and the tectonic evolution of the Sea of Marmara; a summary
Armijo, R.; Meyer, B.; Barka, A. et al

in The 1999 Izmit and Duzce earthquakes; preliminary results (2000)

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See detailSeismic hazard in the Sea of Marmara Following the Izmit Earthquake
King, G.C.P.; Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Barka, A et al

in EOS : Transactions, American Geophysical Union (1999, December), 79

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See detailThe propagation processes of the North Anatolian fault and the Messinian Crisis of the Mediterranean
Armijo, R; Meyer, B; Hubert, Aurelia ULg et al

in Journal of Conference (EUG abstracts) (1999, April), 4

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See detailWestward propagation of the North Anatolian fault into the northern Aegean: Timing and kinematics
Armijo, R.; Meyer, B.; Hubert, Aurelia ULg et al

in Geology (1999), 27

We present new evidence for the propagation processes of the North Anatolian fault. Fold- ing in the Dardanelles Straits region allows us to document the timing of the deformation pre- ceding, and the ... [more ▼]

We present new evidence for the propagation processes of the North Anatolian fault. Fold- ing in the Dardanelles Straits region allows us to document the timing of the deformation pre- ceding, and the finite displacement after, the passage of the propagating tip of the fault. The accuracy of the observations is due to interplay between deformation and the sea-level changes in the Mediterranean (the well-known Messinian regression followed by the Pliocene transgres- sion). The long-term kinematics around the Sea of Marmara pull-apart (total displacement of about 85 km over the past 5 m.y.) is similar to the present-day kinematics deduced from space geodesy. At a larger scale, westward propagation of the North Anatolian fault over nearly 2000 km in the past 10 m.y. appears to be associated with strain recovery, suggesting that the continental lithosphere retains long-term elasticity. [less ▲]

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See detailDeformation localisation in continental lithosphere
King, G.C.P.; Tapponnier, P; Armijo, R et al

in EOS (American Geosciences Union abstract) (1997, December), 78

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See detailSlip rate of the North Anatolian Fault, Turkey
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Armijo, R; King, G.C.P. et al

in EOS (American Geosciences Union abstract) (1997, December), 78

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See detailNew constraints on the slip rate of the North Anatolian Fault, Turkey
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Armijo, R; Meyer, B et al

in Terra nova (European Union of Geosciences abstracts) (1997, March), 9

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See detailFault re-activation, stress interaction and rupture propagation of the 1981 Corinth earthquake sequence
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; King, G. C. P.; Armijo, R. et al

in Earth & Planetary Science Letters (1996), 142

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See detailWhich fault ruptured in the main (Ms = 6.7) shock of the 1981 Corinth earthquake sequence?
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; King; Armijo, R et al

in EOS (American Geosciences Union abstract) (1995, December), 76

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See detailWhich fault ruptured in the main (Ms = 6.7) shock of the 1981 Corinth earthquake sequence?
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; King, GCP; Armijo, R et al

in Terra nova (European Union of Geosciences abstracts) (1995, April)

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See detailThe Kozani-Grevena (Greece) earthquake of May 13, 1995, Ms=6.6, Preliminary results of a field multidisciplinary survey
Hatzfeld, D.; Nord, J.; Paul, A. et al

in Seismological Research Letters (1995), 66

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See detailKozani-Grevena Earthquake and the Active tectonics of Northern Greece
Meyer, B.; Armijo, R.; Hubert, Aurelia ULg et al

Scientific journal (1995)

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