ON THE SEISMICITY OF THE ARID ZONE OF NORTH-EASTERN CAUCASUS
Idarmachev S.G., Cherkashin V.I., Musaev M.A., Dormachev A.S. ON THE SEISMICITY OF THE ARID ZONE OF NORTH-EASTERN CAUCASUS // Arid ecosystems. 2019. V. 25. № 2 (79). P. 13-17. | PDF
For the first time the connection of distribution of epicenters of strong earthquakes with arid zones in the North-East Caucasus is investigated. The Northern part of the arid zone, located on the territory of the Scythian-Turan platform, is characterized by non-seismicity, earthquakes are located to the south of the border of the arid zone. The narrow part of the coastal arid zone coincides with the location of deep faults: the Middle and Coastal, tectonic activity of which is characterized by the occurrence of foci of strong earthquakes.
Keywords: seismicity, earthquake source, earthquake magnitude, earthquake catalog, earthquake epicenter, arid zones, landscape, active faults.