Moscow University Geology Bulletin

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 162–172 | Cite as

Eocene Paleoseismodislocations of Mount Ak-Kaya (Belogorsk District, Crimea)

  • E. A. LyginaEmail author
  • A. M. NikishinEmail author
  • T. Yu. TveritinovaEmail author
  • M. A. UstinovaEmail author
  • M. Yu. NikitinEmail author
  • A. V. ReentovichEmail author


The peculiarities of the structure of Cretaceous–Eocene boundary deposits in the Belogorsk district, Central Crimea, are considered. Tectonic structures interpreted as paleoseismodislocations are revealed and described; their age, structures, and evolutionary history are characterized; the magnitude and intensity of the seismic paleoevent are estimated. The position of steeply dipping fractures in Cretaceous rocks is regular and related to the bedding along the dip and strike of the structure. Their formation was caused by transverse extension in the background of general uplift at the beginning of Eocene, coincided in time with the main folding phase in North Turkey.


Cretaceous Eocene paleoseismodislocations tectonic paleoevents Crimea 



The authors thank O.V. Lunina (Institute of the Earth’s Crust, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences), E.A. Rogozhin (Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences), and Yu.O. Gavrilov (Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences) for valuable advice during preparation of the manuscript.


This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (projects nos. 18-05-00495 and 18-05-00503).


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  1. 1.Department of Geology, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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