Rotation parameters of the Siberian domain and its eastern surrounding structures during different geological epochs

  • V. Yu. Timofeev
  • A. Yu. Kazansky
  • D. G. Ardyukov
  • D. V. Metelkin
  • P. Yu. Gornov
  • N. V. Shestakov
  • A. V. Timofeev
  • G. Z. Gil’manova


The motion of lithospheric blocks was analyzed in the junction zone between the Eurasian Plate and its surrounding structures. Its present-day stage was considered using GPS and seismologic data. Models of the movement of a rigid plate are considered for Eurasia. A model of Eurasia (northern part of Asia) was used to determine the rotation parameters of its southern periphery (Amur Plate) based on GPS data for the Far East (Sikhote Alin profile), and Transbaikal regions are shown as an example. A model of the Amur Plate was used to illustrate the behavior of the extension zone on its western boundary represented by the Lake Baikal depression during the Kultuk earthquake (M = 6.3, August, 27, 2008). Paleomagnetic data made it possible to determine the rotation pole of the Siberian Craton relative to its surrounding folded structures during the Mesozoic and to estimate its kinematic parameters. The permanent position of the rotation pole in the relative coordinate system since the terminal Paleozoic until the Recent indicates a constant rotation velocity of the Siberian domain within the Eurasian Plate structure.


rotation of tectonic plates present-day stage Mesozoic GPS method paleomagnetic method Siberian domain Eurasian Plate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Yu. Timofeev
    • 1
  • A. Yu. Kazansky
    • 1
  • D. G. Ardyukov
    • 1
  • D. V. Metelkin
    • 1
  • P. Yu. Gornov
    • 2
  • N. V. Shestakov
    • 3
    • 4
  • A. V. Timofeev
    • 1
  • G. Z. Gil’manova
    • 2
  1. 1.Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Kosygin Institute of Tectonics and Geophysics, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesKhabarovskRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Applied Mathematics, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  4. 4.Kwangwoon UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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