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Anatolian Fault, Turkey

Anatolian Fault, Turkey AMNH/R.Mickens

Exhibition Text

The Anatolian transform fault system is probably the most active in the world. It separates the Eurasian plate from the Anatolian plate in northern Turkey. Some of the most destructive earthquakes in history have been caused by movement along this fault. Lake Hazar lies along the East Anatolian transform fault.

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Plate Tectonics

Keywords: Faults (Geology)--Turkey, Earthquakes, Plate tectonics, Geology, Structural

Audience: General