Acta Geophysica

, Volume 67, Issue 1, pp 1–16 | Cite as

Hydrodynamic and seismic response to teleseismic waves of strong remote earthquakes in Caucasus

  • Tamaz ChelidzeEmail author
  • Giorgi Melikadze
  • Gennady Kobzev
  • Ia Shengelia
  • Nato Jorjiashvili
  • Ekaterine Mepharidze
Research Article - Solid Earth Sciences


The aim of this paper was to analyze the hydroseismic response of water level in boreholes during the passage of wave trains of remote strong earthquakes and the pattern of local seismic events, dynamically triggered by these earthquakes. As the exact type of forcing (certain phase of wave train) can be identified, the interpretation of hydroseismic effects is more straightforward and could render new important information on hydroseismic processes and, possibly, on the local stress state in a given block of the Earth crust. We tried to find out which parameter of the teleseismic wave dominates the hydroseismic response (susceptibility)—epicentral distance or velocity.


Remote strong earthquakes Teleseismic waves Hydroseismic response Local seismic response Caucasus 



This work was supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Grants FR/258/9-160/13, 2014 and #216732, 2017. The authors express their gratitude to the Seismic Monitoring Center of Ilia State University of Georgia, for rendering digital records.

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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamaz Chelidze
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giorgi Melikadze
    • 1
  • Gennady Kobzev
    • 1
  • Ia Shengelia
    • 2
  • Nato Jorjiashvili
    • 2
  • Ekaterine Mepharidze
    • 1
  1. 1.M. Nodia Institute of GeophysicsI. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  2. 2.Ilia State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia

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