International Geological Journal - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association

A seismic source zone model for the seismic hazard assessment of Slovakia

Pages: 273 - 288

Authors: JOZEF HÓK, RÓBERT KYSEL, MICHAL KOVÁČ, PETER MOCZO, JOZEF KRISTEK, MIRIAM KRISTEKOVÁ, MARTIN ŠUJAN

Abstract: We present a new seismic source zone model for the seismic hazard assessment of Slovakia based on a new seismotectonic model of the territory of Slovakia and adjacent areas. The seismotectonic model has been developed using a new Slovak earthquake catalogue (SLOVEC 2011), successive division of the large-scale geological structures into tectonic regions, seismogeological domains and seismogenic structures. The main criteria for definitions of regions, domains and structures are the age of the last tectonic consolidation of geological structures, thickness of lithosphere, thickness of crust, geothermal conditions, current tectonic regime and seismic activity. The seismic source zones are presented on a 1:1,000,000 scale map.

Keywords: seismotectonic model, seismic hazard, Slovakia, Western Carpathians

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