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


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AR by George Taylor on behalf of the Authors (12 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Dec 2018) by Irene Bianchi
AR by George Taylor on behalf of the Authors (29 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Feb 2019) by Irene Bianchi
ED: Publish as is (10 Feb 2019) by CharLotte Krawczyk(Executive Editor)
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.