Correlation between the earth’s crust structure and seismicity

Doneva, Blagica and Delipetrov, Todor and Ristovski, Leko and Karanakova Stefanovska, Radmila (2011) Correlation between the earth’s crust structure and seismicity. In: 11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011.

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Territory of the Republic of Macedonia, as a part of Balkan region is characterized with a high seismic activity. Current seismic activity indicates that the tectonic processes are very intensive. Epicenters are not equally distributed in the region and are grouped in three different zones: 1) Drim zone, 2) Vardar and 3) Struma zone. First zone is situated on the west, on the Albania border, i.e. with profound fault in the border section of the Western Macedonian zone with the Merdita zone in Albania, known as Drim - Graben zone. In the Western Macedonian zone, seismicity is connected with destructive processes that formed small depressions (Kicevo depression etc.). Pelagonian massif is without a recent seismicity and presented seismogenic layer is optional. Territory of the Vardar zone, from seismic point of view is the most seismic part of the territory of the Republic of Macedonia. In Serbian - Macedonian mass, seismic activity is much lower than in the Vardar zone and it is related to activity of the transversal tectonic structures (superposed ridges and theirs margin faults) and doesn’t have influence on the inner structure of the Earth’s crust. The contact of the Serbian - Macedonian mass with the Kraishtide zone is a profound fault with high activity and manifestation of very strong earthquakes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Blagica Doneva
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 09:00
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 09:00

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