Radon concentrations in thermal waters related to seismic events along faults in the Denizli Basin, Western Turkey

Erees F. S. , Aytas S. , Sac M. M. , Yener G., ŞALK M.

RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, vol.42, no.1, pp.80-86, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2006.06.003
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-86


The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the earthquakes and radon concentrations in thermal waters along faults in the Denizli Basin, an area in Turkey known for its high seismic activity and thermal waters. This area was chosen because it exhibits active crustal movements combined with seismicity and there are numerous outflow thermal waters and gas outputs. In addition, this region has the type of tectonic activity where graben groups and faults take place.