Implications of 2007's Earthquake Activity in Egirdir Lake (SW Anatolia) Based on Moment Tensor Solutions and Inversion of Stress State

Poyraz S. A. , Pinar A., ÖZDEN S., Tuncer M. K.

PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, vol.171, no.7, pp.1299-1309, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 171 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00024-013-0715-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1299-1309


We analyzed the waveforms of the small- to moderate-sized earthquakes that took place in the northern part of the inner Isparta Angle (IA) to retrieve their source parameters and combine these results with the focal mechanism solutions of the larger events that occurred in 2007 in Egirdir Lake at the apex of IA. In total, source mechanisms of 20 earthquakes within the magnitude range 3.5 < M < 5.0 were calculated using a regional moment tensor inversion technique. The inversion of the focal mechanisms yields an extensional regime with a NNE-SSW (N38A degrees E) trending sigma (3) axis. Inversion results are related to a mainly WNW-ESE oriented normal fault beneath Egirdir Lake. The R value of a NNE-SSW extensional regime is 0.562 showing a triaxial stress state in the region. The current stress regime results from complex subduction processes such as slab pull, slab break-off, roll-back and/or retreating mechanism along the Hellenic and Cyprus arcs and the southwestward extrusion of the Anatolian block since the early Pliocene.