Measurements of radon concentrations in well waters near the Aksehir fault zone in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Yalim H. A., Sandikcioglu A., Unal R., Orhun O.

RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, vol.42, no.3, pp.505-508, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2006.12.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.505-508
  • Keywords: well water, radon concentration, seismicity, liquid scintillation analyzer, Afyonkarahisar, EARTHQUAKE PRECURSOR, ACTIVE FAULT, SOIL-GAS, THERMAL WATERS, ANOMALIES, SYSTEMS, SAMPLES, NORTH, PREDICTION, EMANATION
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Afyonkarahisar is located in the mid-west Anatolia in Turkey where Aksehir fault zone lies. This earthquake active zone has produced earthquakes in magnitudes from 3.0 to 7.1 in Richter scale. The Rn-222 concentrations in well waters near the fault zone in Afyonkarahisar and its surroundings were determined for the first time. Samples were studied with a Packard Tri-Carb 2770TR/SL model liquid scintillation analyzer. The measured values ranged from 0.7 to 31.7 Bq/L. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.