Aerial view of the Donja Klezna Anticline, Montenegro

New paper on the 1979 Montenegro Earthquake

Benjamin Schmitz has published a new paper on the 1979, Montenegro Earthquake (Mw7.1).
Aerial view of the Donja Klezna Anticline, Montenegro
Image: Benjamin Schmitz

Published: 14 September 2020, 09:29

Aerial view of the Donja Klezna Anticline, Montenegro Aerial view of the Donja Klezna Anticline, Montenegro Image: Benjamin Schmitz

Benjamin's paper is concerned with the strongest earthquake on record in the Dinarides-Hellenides fold-and-thrust belt. He combines geological data, well logs, seismic lines, bathymetry, seismological data, and balanced cross-sections to create a tectonic model that fits all observations. The model explains the onshore geomorphology and suggests that repeated events similar to the 1979 one shaped the coastal landscape with its dry valleys and other spectacular features.

The paper was published in the Journal of Structural Geology.

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