Tsunami of Sarkoy-Mujrefte 1912 earthquake: Western Marmara, Turkey


ALTINOK Y. , Alpar B. I. , YALTIRAK C.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Underwater Ground Failures on Tsunami Generation, Modeling, Risk and Mitigation, İstanbul, Türkiye, 23 - 26 Mayıs 2001, cilt.21, ss.33-42 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.33-42

Özet

One of the largest earthquakes in the Balkans is the 09.08.1912 (01:29:00 UTH) Sarkoy-Murefte Earthquake which occurred on the active Ganos fault zone (Ms=7.4). The eastern termination of the associated faulting is in the Marmara Sea. On the basis of archiving and library studies, geological field surveys and offshore investigations, the 1912 earthquake produced a tsunami. The mechanism of this co-seismic tsunami may be assigned to an underwater failure along the southern slopes of the Tekirdag Trough rather than a seabed dislocation.