FAULT PLANE SOLUTIONS OF THE 2012 MW 5.6 PERNIK (SW BULGARIA) EARTHQUAKE AND THE STRONGEST AFTERSHOCKS
Bulgarian Geophysical Journal, 2013, Vol. 39, DOI: https://doi.org/10.34975/BGJ-2013.39.6
An earthquake with magnitude ML=5.8 (Мw=5.6) and epicentral intensity I0= 8 MSK64 occurred in the vicinity of the city of Pernik (SW Bulgaria) on 22nd of May 2012. The earthquake was followed by intensive aftershock activity. In the study the fault plane solutions for 20 earthquakes (the main shock and 19 aftershocks) registered by the national seismological network of Bulgaria are presented. The orientations of the fault plane solutions and spatial distribution of the aftershocks coincide with the NW-SE trend of Pernik-Belchin fault. Additionally, basic geodynamic analysis is performed.
earthquake, fault plane solution, faulting, geodynamics
The author would like to thank Prof. E. Botev and Ass. Prof. S. Simeonova about their scientific and technical support.
Author: Valentina Protopopova
Affiliation: National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography – BAS, str. Acad. G. Bonchev, bl. 3, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
How to cite:
Protopopova, V. (2013). FAULT PLANE SOLUTIONS OF THE 2012 MW 5.6 PERNIK (SW BULGARIA) EARTHQUAKE AND THE STRONGEST AFTERSHOCKS. Bulgarian Geophysical Journal, Vol. 39, p. 43-51. https://doi.org/10.34975/BGJ-2013.39.6