Fatih Bulut

Contact Information: 

Bogazici University
Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute
Department of Geodesy 34684 Cengelkoy-Istanbul/TURKEY

email: bulutf@boun.edu.tr
Tel +90 216 5163317 Fax +90 0216 3320241

wgs84 41° 3'47.35"N 29° 3'40.06"E


Dr. rer. nat. in Earth Science, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany (2010)
M.Sc. in Geophysics, Bogazici University Istanbul, Turkey (2006)
B.Sc. in Electronics, Marmara University Istanbul, Turkey (2001)

Research Interests: 

- Fault zone characterization, seismotectonics
- Earthquake cycle and forecasting
- Reservoir characterization



  1. Bulut, F., Özener, H., Doğru, A., Aktuğ, B., & Yaltırak, C. (2018). Structural setting along the Western North Anatolian Fault and its influence on the 2014 North Aegean Earthquake (Mw 6.9). Tectonophysics. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.07.006
  2. Ellsworth, W. L., and Bulut, F. Nucleation of the 1999 Izmit earthquake by a triggered cascade of foreshocks (2018), Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/s41561-018-0145-1
  3. Brehme, M., Regenspurg, S., Leary, P., Bulut, F., Milsch, H., Petrauskas, S., Valickas, R., & Blöcher, G. Injection-triggered occlusion of flow pathways in geothermal operations (2018), Geofluids, doi: 10.1155/2018/4694829
  4. I Tiryakioğlu, B. Aktuğ, C. Ö. Yiğit, H. H. Yavaşoğlu, H. Sözbilir, Ç Özkaymak, F. Poyraz, E. Taneli, F. Bulut, A. Doğru & H. Özener, Slip distribution and source parameters of the 20 July 2017 Bodrum-Kos earthquake (Mw6.6) from GPS observations (2018), Geodinamica Acta, doi: 10.1080/09853111.2017.1408264.
  5. Bohnhoff, M., Dresen, G., Ceken, U., Kadirioglu, F. T., Kartal, R. F., Kilic, T., Nurlu, M., Yanik, K., Acarel, D., Bulut, F., Ito, H., Johnson, W., Malin, P., Mencin, D., (2017). GONAF–the borehole Geophysical Observatory at the North Anatolian Fault in the eastern Sea of Marmara. Scientific Drilling, 22, 19.
  6. Bohnhoff, M., Martinez-Garzon, P., Bulut, F., Stierle, E., Ben-Zion, Y., Maximum earthquake magnitudes along different sections of the North Anatolian fault zone (2016), Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.028
  7. Kind, R., Eken, T., Tilmann, F., Sodoudi, F., Taymaz, T., Bulut, F., Yuan, X., Can, B., and Schneider, F.: Thickness of the lithosphere beneath Turkey and surroundings from S-receiver functions (2015) Solid Earth, 6, 971-984, doi:10.5194/se-6-971-2015.
  8. Bulut, F., Different phases of the earthquake cycle captured by seismicity along the North Anatolian Fault (2015), Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063721
  9. Prevedel, B., Bulut, F., Bohnhoff, M., Raub, C., Kartal, R. F., Alver, F., Malin, P. E., Downhole geophysical observatories: best installation practices and a case history from Turkey (2015) International Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1007/s00531-015-1147-5 
  10. Turkoglu, E., Unsworth, M., Bulut, F., Caglar, I., Crustal Structure of the North Anatolian and East Anatolian Fault Systems from magnetotelluric data (2015) Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, DOI: 10.1016/j.pepi.2015.01.003
  11. Ickrath, M., Bohnhoff, M., Dresen, G., Martinez-Garzon, P., Bulut, F., Kwiatek, G., Germer, O., Detailed analysis of spatiotemporal variations of the stress field orientation along the Izmit-Duzce rupture in NW Turkey from inversion of first-motion polarity data (2015), Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv273
  12. Acarel, D., Bulut, F., Bohnhoff, M., Kartal, R., Co-seismic velocity change following the 2011 Van Earthquake (M7.1): Crustal response to a major event (2014) Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060624
  13. Acarel, D., Bulut, F., Bohnhoff, M., Ambient noise analysis in the eastern Sea of Marmara region in NW Turkey: Lateral variations of the crustal velocity field (2014) Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, DOI: 10.1785/0120130160 
  14. Ickrath, M., Bohnhoff, M., Bulut, F., and Dresen, G., Stress rotation and recovery in conjunction with the 1999 Izmit Mw 7.4 earthquake (2013) Geophysical Journal International, 196, 2, 951-956
  15. Kwiatek, G., Bulut, F., Bohnhoff, M., Dresen, G., Oates, S., Santos, P. A., High-resolution analysis of seismicity induced at Berlín geothermal field, El Salvador, (2013), Geothermics, DOI: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2013.09.008  
  16. Bohnhoff, M., Bulut, F., Dresen, G., Malin, P.E., Eken, T., Aktar, M. An earthquake gap south of Istanbul (2013) Nature Communications, 4, art. no. 1999.
  17. Eken, T., Bohnhoff, M., Bulut, F., Can, B., Aktar, M. Crustal anisotropy in the eastern Sea of Marmara region in Northwestern Turkey (2013) Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 103 (2A), pp. 911-924.
  18. Bulut, F., Bohnhoff, M., Eken, T., Janssen, C., Kl, T., Dresen, G. The East Anatolian Fault Zone: Seismotectonic setting and spatiotemporal characteristics of seismicity based on precise earthquake locations (2012) Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 117 (7), art. no. B07304.
  19. Bulut, F., Ben-Zion, Y., Bohnhoff, M. Evidence for a bimaterial interface along the Mudurnu segment of the North Anatolian Fault Zone from polarization analysis of P waves (2012) Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 327-328, pp. 17-22. 
  20. Dündar, S., Kind, R., Yuan, X., Bulut, F., Sodoudi, F., Heit, B., Kumar, P., Li, X., Hanka, W., Martin, R., Stiller, M., Eken, T., Bianchi, M., Buforn, E., Davila, J.M. Receiver function images of the base of the lithosphere in the Alboran Sea region (2011) Geophysical Journal International, 187 (2), pp. 1019-1026. 
  21. Bulut, F., Ellsworth, W.L., Bohnhoff, M., Aktar, M., Dresen, G. Spatiotemporal earthquake clusters along the North Anatolian fault zone offshore İstanbul (2011) Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 101 (4), pp. 1759-1768. 
  22. Görgün, E., Bohnhoff, M., Bulut, F., Dresen, G. Seismotectonic setting of the Karadere-Düzce branch of the North Anatolian Fault Zone between the 1999 Izmit and Düzce ruptures from analysis of Izmit aftershock focal mechanisms (2010) Tectonophysics, 482 (1-4), pp. 170-181. 
  23. Bulut, F., Bohnhoff, M., Ellsworth, W.L., Aktar, M., Dresen, G. Microseismicity at the North Anatolian Fault in the Sea of Marmara offshore Istanbul, NW Turkey (2009) Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 114 (9), art. no. B09302. 
  24. Janssen, C., Bohnhoff, M., Vapnik, Y., Görgün, E., Bulut, F., Plessen, B., Pohl, D., Aktar, M., Okay, A.I., Dresen, G. Tectonic evolution of the Ganos segment of the North Anatolian Fault (NW Turkey) (2009) Journal of Structural Geology, 31 (1), pp. 11-28. 
  25. Bulut, F., Bohnhoff, M., Aktar, M., Dresen, G. Characterization of aftershock-fault plane orientations of the 1999 İzmit (Turkey) earthquake using high-resolution aftershock locations (2007) Geophysical Research Letters, 34 (20), art. no. L20306.
  26. Bulut, F., Aktar, M. Accurate relocation of İzmit earthquake (Mw = 7.4, 1999) aftershocks in Çιnarcιk basin using double difference method (2007) Geophysical Research Letters, 34 (10), art. no. L10307.