International scientific journal

ISSN: 2663-0419 (electronic version)

ISSN: 2218-8754 (print version)

International scientific journal

ISSN: 2663-0419 (electronic version)

ISSN: 2218-8754 (print version)

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Structural interpretation of Buldan region in Western Anatolia by using magnetic and gravity data

Altınoğlu F.F.

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geophysics, Pamukkale University Kınıklı Campus, 20017, Denizli, Turkey: E-mail:


The western Anatolia is an extension region and many horst-graben systems were developed under this tectonic regime. The Buldan region is located in the northern part of Denizli region between Denizli and Alaşehir grabens where seismic activity is observed. The subsurface structure of this area was investigated by using aeromagnetic and Bouguer gravity data. The derivative based edge detection techniques; the horizontal gradient, tilt angle and Theta map were used to define the tectonic lineaments. The sediment basement relief map of the study area was enhanced by 3D inversion of gravity data using Parker-Oldenburg algorithm. The final gravity and magnetic lineaments map of the study area is presented by the joint interpretation of the results of the edge detection process with the sediment basement relief map, the existing geology map and the topographical elevation map of the study area. The sediment thickness ranges between 0.2 km and 2.2 km and the sediment deposits thickness is 2.2 km in the northern part of Denizli basin. NW-SE trending reliefs were detected between the Alaşehir and Denizli grabens in the sediment basement relief map, and NW-SE directional lineaments such as fault/fracture which are bounding basement reliefs were detected. The new lineaments are strongly compatible with the regional geological trend and sediment basement relief. Based on the findings of this study, new detected gravity and magnetic lineaments will be lighten up the new research in the future studies to under-stand the tectonic structure, geothermal potential, mineralisation of the region.

Keywords: Buldan, gravity and aeromagnetic data, edge detection, 3D modelling



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DOI: 10.33677/ggianas20210100054