Document Type : Original Research Paper


Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Islamic Azad University, Zarand Branch, Zarand, Iran


Radon is a radioactive noble gas . The best places for accumulation of radon in groundwater would be geodynamic active areas,deep basement faults and fractures. This paper aims to investigate the relationship between the radon gas concentrations with the behaviors of active tectonic faults. Jorjafk fault with a length of nearly 160 km from North-West to South-East in southern central Iran. This fault shows active tectonics aspects, The distribution of Davaran Mountain seismic centers shows low Seismicity for the region. In addition, the few focus of the events in the south of the mountain and unequal distribution and lack of clear
trend is among its seismic properties. For the measurement of radon concentration in water resources leading to the Jorjafk fault,, 35 sampling stations were identified as suitable, and on two occasions the samplings were performed. The highest and lowest concentrations measured in the first
stage were 53, 183, and 138 Becquerel's respectively for the stations of 13, 3 and 8, and in the second stage, the highest and lowest concentration were measured with values of 56, 233, and 169 Becquerel's respectively for the stations of 29 and 25. By comparing the obtained concentrations for each station and its compliance with seismic activity in the region, it was observed that in places where seismic activity is higher, the concentration of radon gas is also higher. Therefore, it can be said that the areas with high concentrations of radon gas, have more potential and are more likely
to earthquake events


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