Marmara Sea site
Area: Marmara Sea
Location: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Mediterranean Sea
The Sea of Marmara and Istanbul area is the only one along the North Anatolian Fault system that did not experience a large earthquake during the XXth century. This heavily populated region (by more than 15 millions inhabitants) thus presents an exceptionally high earthquake risk.
The Marmara Demonstration Mission was funded in the framework of ESONET NoE project in order to contribute to the establishment of optimized permanent seafloor observatory stations for earthquake monitoring. The Marmara Sea offers the ideal location for seafloor seismogenic observations directed towards risk assessment.
|1||MARSITE 1||SN-4||MARSITE||September 28, 2013 - April 22, 2014|
|2||MARMARA-DM||SN-4||ESONET-MARMARA-DM||October 05, 2009 - March 15, 2010|
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- Gasperini, L., et al. "Cold seeps, active faults and the earthquake cycle along the North Anatolian Fault system in the Sea of Marmara (NE Turkey)". Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata Vol. 53, n.4, 2012
- Gasperini, L., et al. "Gas seepage and seismogenic structures along the North-Anatolian Fault in the eastern Sea of Marmara." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, DOI: 10.1029/2012GC004190