Intracontinental plio-quaternary volcanism along the African-Anatolian plate boundary, southern Turkey

Parlak O., Kozlu H., Demirkol C., Delaloye M.

OFIOLITI, cilt.22, sa.1, ss.111-117, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Dergi Adı: OFIOLITI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.111-117


Plio-Quaternary volcanics crop out along the African-Anatolian plate boundary in southern Turkey. NE-SW trending sinistral strike-slip fault systems controlling this volcanism have resulted from the of continuous compressional tectonic regime at the K. Maras triple junction (southern Turkey), where the collision of the African-Arabian and Anatolian plates occurs. As a result, intracontinental basaltic volcanic have erupted within the transtensional zones oriented along the strike of the main fault. Massive basaltic lava flows displaying columnar jointing are often intercalated with agglomerates and tuffs.