Vent Distribution And Its Relation To Regional Tectonics, Cappadocian Volcanics, Turkey

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Journal Article: Vent Distribution And Its Relation To Regional Tectonics, Cappadocian Volcanics, Turkey

Abstract
The distribution of polygenetic and monogenetic volcanoes of the Neogene-Quaternary Cappadocian Volcanic Province (CVP) is analyzed to investigate the relationship between vent location and regional tectonic lineaments. Two fault systems exist in the province. One system (Miocene-Quaternary Tuzgolu-Ecemis system) is oblique, whereas the other system (late Miocene-Pliocene CVP system) is parallel to the long axis of the CVP. The polygenetic volcanoes are aligned parallel to the second system but concentrate around the major faults of the first system. Regional offsets are proposed along the first fault system based on the distribution of the polygenetic volcanoes. The monogenetic volcanoes group into five geographically distinct clusters. In the western part of the CVP, the monogenetic cones are aligned parallel to the CVP system, whereas in the central part the cones are fed by dikes injected along the recent fractures of the Tuzgolu-Ecemis system. In the eastern part, the monogenetic cones form along the radial fractures of the Erciyes composite volcano.

Author 
Vedat Toprak








Published Journal 
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1998





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Citation

Vedat Toprak. 1998. Vent Distribution And Its Relation To Regional Tectonics, Cappadocian Volcanics, Turkey. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .