Active Tectonic Signs of Taftan Mountain (South Eastern of Iran)


This area, 12585.84 Km2, is located around Taftan Mountain in the east of Iran. It lies between latitudes 27°51' and 29°30'N, and longitudes 60°19' and 61°43'E. It has been studied on quantitative and qualitative morphometric and other active tectonic indices including symmetry of drainage basin (Asymmetry Factor), symmetry of latitudinal topography and sinuosity of main front. It is founded that relative active tectonic levels have been categorized in three groups: high, low and middle. Finally, all indices have been integrated with desert relations. Then the relative active tectonic level in area of 3-B is high; it is middle in the areas and sub-areas 1 of 1-B, 1-C, 1-D, 1-E, 3-A, 3-B, 4-A, 4-C, 5-A, 5-B, 9-A, 9-B and 9-C and it is low in sub-areas of 1-C and 9-A. The relative active tectonic levels in the east and south eastern areas where Mirjaveh and Khash cities are located are higher than other areas. Tectonic actions of the areas and sub-areas have been matched with structural elements.

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Jami, M. , Solgi, A. , Pourkermani, M. and Farimani, A. (2015) Active Tectonic Signs of Taftan Mountain (South Eastern of Iran). Open Journal of Geology, 5, 637-648. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2015.59056.

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