Studies of the early stages and consequences of the ongoing convergence of three tectonic plates in Turkey over the past 10-20 million years are compiled in the 15 December 2003 issue of Geophysical Research Letters. The seismic models, mapping, and geochemistry studies can be used to estimate the lithospheric structure of the Anatolian plateau and to provide better earthquake hazard assessments in the area. New findings include a report suggesting that widespread volcanism has changed the interpretation of the Anatolian plateau's depth.
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