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ALL-REPUBLIC SEMINAR ON THE RELATION OF TECTONIC STRUCTURE OF AZERBAIJAN WITH EARTHQUAKE EPICENTERS


All-republic seminar on the relation of tectonic structure of Azerbaijan part of Greater Caucasus with earthquake epicenters was held at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics. In the event chaired by Deputy Director for science of the aforementioned venture, Dr. geology-mineralogy Dadash Huseynov, researcher at Geotectonic and regional geology Fuad Aliyev made a wide presentation.

He presented the results of studies conducted on the subject, saying that Caucasus region is the most active seismic region in the Alps folded zone. Very powerful and destructive earthquakes regularly occur here. Modern structure of the territory was formed in terms of horizontal compression inherent to pseudo-subduction area of North and South Caucasus continent micro plates and as a result of impact of the Alps tectogenesis processes. The process of pseudo-subduction of the South Caucasus micro plate to the under of North Caucasus micro plate continues during the current phase of the Alp tectogenesis. One of the key indicators of ongoing pseudo-subduction is seismicity which unevenly distributed according to the depths. Horizontal and vertical seismic zonal finds its explanation in block division of the Earth crust and tectonic stratification, he stated.

In addition to the analysis of the spatial distribution of tectonic tensions and earthquakes in the region, strong earthquakes, fire mechanisms have been studied in three-dimensional space as well as the interaction of tectonic structures were studied. The report was welcomed by the participants, questions were responded.