After two devastating earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, this time Hatay was shaken by two earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4 and 5.8. After the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquake, experts reported that this earthquake was on the Ölüdeniz Fault line, while in search engines, where and which provinces does the Ölüdeniz fault line pass through? Where is the Ölüdeniz fracture? The provinces affected by the Ölüdeniz fault rupture are being investigated.
WHERE IS THE OLUDENIZ FAULT LINE PASSING THROUGH WHICH PROVINCES?
The Ölüdeniz fault comes from the east of Yayladağ and ends in the Amik plain. Coming from the Mediterranean subduction zone, the subduction zone extending along the Amik plain provides the subduction between the Arabian platform and the Taurus block, and as a result of this subduction, the fault line between Türkoğlu and Gölbaşı develops as a strike-slip fault.
The Dead Sea Transform Fault (DST), sometimes referred to as the Dead Sea Depression and the Dead Sea Fault Zone, is a series of faults extending from the Maraş triple joint (an intersection with the East Anatolian Fault Line in southeast Turkey) to its northern tip. Red Sea Depression (just off the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula). The fault system forms the boundary between the African plate in the west and the Arabian plate in the east. It is the region of left lateral displacement, showing the relative motions of the two plates.
Both plates move in a general north-northeast direction, but the Arabian Plate is moving faster, resulting in left-lateral movements observed along the fault at its southern tip about 107 km. An expansion component is also present in the southern part of the transformation that contributes to a series of depressions or pull-apart basins that form the Gulf of Aqaba, Dead Sea, Lake Tiberias and Hula basins. One component of the shortening affects the Lebanese limiting bend, causing uplift on both sides of the Bika Valley. At the northernmost point of the fault system is a local transtension forming the Ghab pull-apart basin.
It runs roughly along the political border of Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon.
“ÖLÜDENİZ FAULT HAS NO EFFECT ON MUĞLA FAULTS”
Making a statement about the Ölüdeniz fault, Dr. Murat Ersen Aksoy made the following statements on the subject:
“The Ölüdeniz fault is not located in our region. A fault not located in Turkey. Ölüdeniz fault is a fault that continues from the south of the East Anatolian fault. A fault that continues through Syria, Lebanon, Israel. This is actually a fault line in the North-South direction. Earthquakes occurring on this fault line may affect the Ölüdeniz fault line. He reflected his stress on that fault. These faults have nothing to do with Muğla faults. Earthquakes experienced there do not affect the fault around our Muğla. We have a few main faults around Muğla.
According to the maps as active fault; There are Burdur Fethiye fault line, Gökova fault, Muğla-Yatağan fault and Milas fault. These four main fault systems are active in this region.