depremis26sep4 - Erkan's Field Diary
Along the eastern margin of the Mediterranean (near Turkey), the Sea of Marmara is a transition zone between the extensional regime of the back-arc of the Hellenic subduction system to the west, and the strike-slip regime of the North Anatolian Fault to the east. The North Anatolian Fault accommodates much of the right lateral strike-slip motion between the Anatolian Block and Eurasia Plate. Between 1939 and 1999, a sequence of 11 M6.7+ strike-slip earthquakes propagated westwards along the North Anatolian Fault.