Investigation of seismic activity

Lev Eppelbaum*, Boris Khesin

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Caucasus is one of the most active segments of the Alpine-Himalayan seismic belt (Khain 2000). The Caucasian region is characterized by intensive deformation and seismicity that accommodates the continental shortening between the Eurasian and Arabian plates, which are converging at a rate of about 30 mm/year (De Mets et al. 1990; Jackson 1992). The Caucasus is considered a key area for seismic hazard assessment for the following main reasons (Balassanian et al. 1999): (1) the active tectonics and seismicity rate of the whole area, (2) availability of abundant multi-disciplinary data and a long established tradition of hazard assessment, (3) the unique opportunity to test different methodologies in one test area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
ISSN (Print)2193-8571
ISSN (Electronic)2193-858X


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