Geophysical Journal | 2002 volume 24 1

Shallow earthquake foci and the level of shocking of the south-west Ukraine

© Kutas V.V., Kendzera A.V., Wolfmann Y.M., Omelchenko V.D., Rudenko I.M.

According to instrumental data on the earthquakes with foci in the Earth's crust that occurred in the Odessa region and near its borders during 1840-2000 maximal prognostic intensity of shocks (Imax) has been estimated with considering the results of the geodynamic division of the East-European Platform. The calculated Imax values notably differ from each other on some areas of the study region. The maximal shocking has intensity 5-6 in the northern and the central parts of the region (at the 30-10km focal depths), intensity 6-7 in the area situated lower that t. Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky and intensity 7-8 in the most seismically hazardous region (in the settlements near r. Danube delta).

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