Tectonic sources of caucasus strong earthquakes

Kachakhidze, M. and Kachakhidze, N. and Kiladze, R. and Kukhianidze, V. and Ramishvili, G. (2004) Tectonic sources of caucasus strong earthquakes. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 4 (1). pp. 53-58.


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The method called "phase cone" is developed in order to define the location, time of arising and velocity of the earthquakes initiating the low-speed interference stress waves. From the data of the strong earthquakes with M≥6.0 in Caucasus region during 1900-1992, the immigrators or tectonic sources of low-speed waves were revealed, interference nodes of which had initiated 19 earthquakes out of total 33. The time of arising of low-speed stress waves or periods of awaking of tectonic sources is defined. The velocities of constant initiative waves for all events were calculated. Its average value is equal to 2.97km per year.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: earthquakes, stress waves, precursors, method , phase cone
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QE Geology
Depositing User: Vasili Kukhianidze
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 20:41
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 10:02
URI: http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/id/eprint/756

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