Soil radon observations as possible earthquake precursors in Turkey

Sedat İnan*, Cemil Seyis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Continuous soil radon gas observations in Turkey since 2002 have yielded consistent and repeatably encouraging results in terms of detection of anomalies prior to seismic events. However, earthquakes are quite complex natural phenomena and pre-seismic periods should be monitored by different techniques which may yield complementary results. Multidisciplinary research is seen necessary due to the fact that fault systems generating devastation earthquakes can be found in tectonically quite different regimes and that crustal deformation may not be detected by any of the available techniques alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)828-837
Number of pages10
JournalActa Geophysica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Multi-disciplinary earthquake researches
  • Radon anomalies
  • Turkey


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