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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s06.114

MOHO DISCONTINUITY ON THE TERRITORY OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

AUTHOR/S: T. DELIPETROV, B. DONEVA, K. BLAZEV
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 2, 97-102 pp

ABSTRACT

This paper presents the investigations related to Moho - discontinuity on the territory of
the Republic of Macedonia. Conducted investigations using deep seismic sounding are
base for correlation analysis of the dependence of the depth of the Moho - discontinuity with some physical parameters.

The paper shows the map of the Moho - discontinuity of the territory of the Republic of Macedonia. The depth varies from 48 km on the west, 30 km in the Vardar zone and 45 km to the east to the border with Bulgaria. Topographic difference of 15 km on such small area, have strong influence on the tectonic processes, i.e. strain in the Earth’s crust.

Keywords: Moho discontinuity, depth, deep seismic sounding