Dynamic Tectonics and Karst

  • Stefan Shanov
  • Konstantin Kostov

Part of the Cave and Karst Systems of the World book series (CAKASYWO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stefan Shanov, Konstantin Kostov
    Pages 1-5
  3. Stefan Shanov, Konstantin Kostov
    Pages 7-71
  4. Stefan Shanov, Konstantin Kostov
    Pages 73-120
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 121-123

About this book


The karstic caves are favorable sites for tectonic events detecting, representing a conservative medium of three-dimensional framework where the tectonic deformations are well preserved. They also provide an environment conducive to dating and determining the geometrical parameters of past seismotectonic events. During the last three decades the study of dynamic tectonics and recent geodynamics in karst terrains has been subject of numerous publications, but it has not been systematically approached in a comprehensive monograph.

This book collects the current state of knowledge on the relationship between karst and dynamic tectonics and presents a new methodology to its study. It puts forward several approaches for studying of recent geodynamics in karst terrains, such as tectonic stress fields reconstructions using structural analysis of the fracturing, geophysical studies of the rock anisotropy and fault-plane solutions from earthquakes, analysis of the spatial orientation and absolute dating of deformed speleothems, instrumental and mechanical measurements, monitoring, and modeling – all supported with case studies from several karst areas worldwide, e.g. in Albania, Bulgaria, Cuba and France.


Bosnek Karst System Geodynamics and Karst Hotton Cave Karst System of Plateau Guasso Lakatnik Karst Region Massif Arbas Plateau of Vaucluse Stara Planina Mountains Tectonic Stress Control on Karst Systems Tectonics and Karst

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Shanov
    • 1
  • Konstantin Kostov
    • 2
  1. 1.Geological Institute Dept. of SeismotectonicsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Geological Institute Dept. of SeismotectonicsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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