Geophysical Journal | 2013 volume 35 4

Model of localization of seismotectonic deformation of the Crimean orogen

© Gonchar V.V.

Discrimination of stress fields by age of folding processes is made for East Crimea Mountains. Stress fields of horizontal extension with north-east and north-west orientations of elongation axes are recognized as the most ancient. Stress fields of compression and strike-slip types with axes oriented in north-east and west-north-west are most possibly considered as pre-folded ones. The youngest and responsible for the final folding of the Sudak- Kara-Dag zone and post-folding collision compression of East Crimea Mountains is a field of sub-longitudinal north-west compression realized in relation to processes of Arabian collision.

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