Transverse Faults in the Corinth Rift System, Greece
H. Haugan and C. Townsend
Event name: 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
Session: Poster: Basin Evolution: Structure, Sedimentation and Economic Geology A
Publication date: 03 June 2019
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The Corinth Rift System is a rift system in central Greece that is currently active, creating rotated fault blocks in the Gulf of Corinth (GoC). This area is an excellent area to study the interaction between tectonics and sedimentation, because it can be used as an analogue model for hydrocarbon fields in similar geological setting. Data compiled from previous work and observations in the field, will be used investigate the nature of the north-south trending structures in the GoC, both onshore and offshore. If there is a relation between the onshore and offshore structures, the question of whether this connection can be further extended to include the North Anatolian Fault will be addressed. The ultimate goal for this research project is to contribute to the understanding of the tectonics in the Corinth Rift System, and their relation to the North Anatolian Fault (NAF). Preliminary observations suggest that there is a connection between onshore and offshore transverse structures. A link between the transverse faults in the GoC and the NAF have been identified using earthquake data and field observation. Although some preliminary conclusions have been made, more thorough analyzing is needed before a complete conclusion can be given.