Tracing Active Faults Using by Tectonic Features in Soma (Manisa-Turkey)
Western Anatolia is one of the seismically active regions in the world. Thus, the graben faults forming the Aegean Graben system produce many destructive earthquakes in historical and instrumental periods and the process is going on. The traces of some of these faults forming surface rupture may disappear over time or may be covered by recent Holocene sediments and they cannot be clearly observed on the surface. Some techniques are required to trace them. In this study, a buried fault location was examined to find out, using by morphotectonic data.
Index Terms - Tectonic, active fault, surface rupture, graben, Soma