OJG  Vol.5 No.3 , March 2015
Fault Movement Potential of Marzanabad Area, North Alborz, Iran
ABSTRACT
The major Quaternary faults of Marzanabad in the north Alborz can be classified based on their strikes into two sets: northwest and eastwest. In this paper, we use a model to evaluate their movement potential. Their theoretical model is based on the relationship between fault geometrical characteristics and regional tectonic stress field. The results show that Taleqan, Kandovan Chitan-Dozbon and Makaroud-Dalir fault zones are of the highest movement potential in the area. Also, the region where the fault zones have been intersected (northeastern part of study area) is prone to high seismicity; however, these fault zones don’t have high movement potentials.

Cite this paper
Moghimi, H. , Arian, M. and Sorbi, A. (2015) Fault Movement Potential of Marzanabad Area, North Alborz, Iran. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 126-135. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2015.53012.
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