Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Research article
06 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 06 Mar 2019

Near-surface structure of the North Anatolian Fault zone from Rayleigh and Love wave tomography using ambient seismic noise

George Taylor, Sebastian Rost, Gregory A. Houseman, and Gregor Hillers

Data sets

Dense Array for Northern Anatolia International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks

Short summary
We constructed a seismic velocity model of the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey. We found that the fault is located within a region of reduced seismic velocity and skirts the edges of a geological unit that displays high seismic velocity, indicating that this unit could be stronger than the surrounding material. Furthermore, we found that seismic waves travel fastest in the NE–SW direction, which is the direction of maximum extension for this part of Turkey and indicates mineral alignment.