The role of seismotectonic activity on the morphotectonic evolution of Urumiyeh Lake and formation of its coastal terraces

Category Tectonic & Seismotectonic
Group GSI.IR
Location 23th symposium on geosciences
Holding Date 05 May 2008

      The Urumiyeh lake with an area of 5000 square kilometers, located in the northwest of Iran and is considered as one of the most important geomorphic features of Iran. Results of recent investigations on the generation and evolution of this lake reveal that the seismotectonic activity within the lake and surrounding areas has played an important role in its generation and structural evolution. The present costal terraces and rivers down cutting are the most important evidence of these processes and the deformation distribution of extensional, right lateral movements during the generation and evolution of the Urumiyeh Lake area