Investigation of the tectonic activity of Bazargan Mountain in Iran

Rahime Rahbar, Shahram Shafiei Bafti, Reza Derakhshani

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In this paper, the neotectonic activity of Bazargan Mountain located in NNW of Kerman City in the central part of Iran has been analysed and mapped by a new method using the tectonic features available in the region. The method that has been used in this research is based on the potentials of Geographical Information System (GIS) and Fishnet model. In this study, the data have been extracted from topographical maps, aerial photographs, Google Earth and field checking. In this regard, morphotectonic indices, mountain front sinuosity, and mountain front faceting have been analysed to determine the tectonic activity of the mentioned region. Having combined these data, the Index of Active Tectonics (IAT) has been defined, based on which the region zoning has been performed. Overall, the results indicate that the western and northwestern side of the region is relatively active tectonically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-386
Number of pages7
JournalSustainable Development of Mountain Territories
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Earthquake
  • Fault
  • Kuhbanan
  • Morphotectonic


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