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

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

OFIOLITI, vol.22, no.1, pp.111-117, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Name: OFIOLITI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-117
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


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.