Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 284–291 | Cite as

Strongest Earthquake-Prone Areas in Kamchatka

  • B. A. Dzeboev
  • S. M. Agayan
  • Yu. I. Zharkikh
  • R. I. Krasnoperov
  • Yu. V. Barykina


The paper continues the series of our works on recognizing the areas prone to the strongest, strong, and significant earthquakes with the use of the Formalized Clustering And Zoning (FCAZ) intellectual clustering system. We recognized the zones prone to the probable emergence of epicenters of the strongest (M ≥ 74/3) earthquakes on the Pacific Coast of Kamchatka. The FCAZ-zones are compared to the zones that were recognized in 1984 by the classical recognition method for Earthquake-Prone Areas (EPA) by transferring the criteria of high seismicity from the Andes mountain belt to the territory of Kamchatka. The FCAZ recognition was carried out with two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects of recognition.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. A. Dzeboev
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. M. Agayan
    • 1
  • Yu. I. Zharkikh
    • 1
  • R. I. Krasnoperov
    • 1
  • Yu. V. Barykina
    • 1
  1. 1.Geophysical CenterRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Geophysical Institute, Vladikavkaz Scientific CenterRussian Academy of SciencesVladikavkazRussia

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