A study of Quaternary structures in the Qom region, West Central Iran

Babaahmadi, A., Safaei, H., Yassaghi, A., Vafa, H., Naeimi, A., Madanipour, S. and Ahmadi, M. (2010) A study of Quaternary structures in the Qom region, West Central Iran. Journal of Geodynamics, 50 5: 355-367. doi:10.1016/j.jog.2010.04.006

Author Babaahmadi, A.
Safaei, H.
Yassaghi, A.
Vafa, H.
Naeimi, A.
Madanipour, S.
Ahmadi, M.
Title A study of Quaternary structures in the Qom region, West Central Iran
Journal name Journal of Geodynamics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0264-3707
Publication date 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jog.2010.04.006
Open Access Status
Volume 50
Issue 5
Start page 355
End page 367
Total pages 13
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract West Central Iran comprises numerous Quaternary faults. Having either strike-slip or thrust mechanisms, these faults are potentially active and therefore capable of creating destructive earthquakes. In this paper, we use satellite images as well as field trips to identify these active faults in the Qom region. The Qom and Indes faults are the main NW-trending faults along which a Quaternary restraining step-over zone has formed. Kamarkuh, Mohsen Abad, and Ferdows anticlines are potentially active structures that formed in this restraining step-over zone. There are some thrusts and anticlines, such as the Alborz anticline and Alborz fault, which are parallel to strike-slip faults such as the Qom fault, indicating deformation partitioning in the area. In addition to NW-trending structures, there is an important NE-trending fault known as the Qomrud fault that has deformed Quaternary deposits and affected Kushk-e-Nosrat fault, Alborz anticline, and Qomrud River. The results of this study imply that the major Quaternary faults of West Central Iran and their restraining step-over zones are potentially active.
Keyword Central Iran
Indes fault
Qom fault
Quaternary structures
Restraining step-over zone
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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