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.