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Recent seismicity in northern European Russia

  • Alexey N. MorozovEmail author
  • Natalya V. Vaganova
  • Yana V. Konechnaya
  • Irina A. Zueva
  • Vladimir E. Asming
  • Nataliya N. Noskova
  • Nikolay V. Sharov
  • Bela A. Assinovskaya
  • Natalyia M. Panas
  • Zinaida A. Evtyugina
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Abstract

A revised comprehensive catalog has been made for earthquakes that occurred in northern European Russia for the period between 2005 and 2017. The earthquake parameters were determined to greater accuracy using the same velocity model (BARENTS), the same location method (based on generalized beamforming), combining data from catalogs, bulletins, and (in part) from waveform supplied by regional seismograph networks in Russia and the Scandinavian countries. The resulting unified catalog formed a basis to assess the recent seismicity in northern European Russia, which occurs as low magnitude earthquakes. The distribution of earthquake epicenters is not uniform. The Fennoscandian Shield shows the highest activity (by seismicity rate and epicenter density), the next to follow are the northeastern Russian plate and the northern Urals Fold-Thrust Region. All earthquakes typically occurred at crustal depths.

Keywords

Northern European Russia Earthquake East European Platform Fennoscandian Shield Urals Revised Earthquake catalog Recent seismicity 

Notes

Funding information

Funding research to relocated earthquakes was provided by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grants 19-05-00481) and by the projects no. AAAA-A17-117121270035-0 and АААА-А18-118020290086-1. Funding research to verification of the algorithm, selection of travel time model and location error estimation was provided by the project no. 0152-2018-0028. Funding research to review the development of instrumental research was provided by the projects no. АААА-А18-118012490072-7 and no. 0152-2018-0006.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexey N. Morozov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Natalya V. Vaganova
    • 2
  • Yana V. Konechnaya
    • 2
    • 3
  • Irina A. Zueva
    • 4
  • Vladimir E. Asming
    • 5
  • Nataliya N. Noskova
    • 6
  • Nikolay V. Sharov
    • 4
  • Bela A. Assinovskaya
    • 1
  • Natalyia M. Panas
    • 1
  • Zinaida A. Evtyugina
    • 5
  1. 1.Geophysical Survey of Russian Academy of SciencesKaluga regionRussia
  2. 2.Department of SeismologyN. Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic ResearchArkhangelskRussia
  3. 3.Seсtor of seismic monitoring of the north of the Russian plateGeophysical Survey of Russian Academy of SciencesArkhangelskRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Geology of the Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of SciencesPetrozavodskRussia
  5. 5.Kola Branch of Geophysical Survey of Russian Academy of SciencesApatityRussia
  6. 6.Institute of Geology of the Komi Science Center of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesSyktyvkarRussia

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