Research methods. Regional tectonic movements. Classification of structures and faults. Types of structures (examples). Relation between stress and deformation of structures. Seismogene structures. Underthrusting, reverse, normal, transform and transcurrent displacement. Seismotectonic active faults. Structural relations in space, marker horizons. Earthquakes and zones of occurrence. Tectonical causes of earthquakes. Energetic, spatial and temporal characteristics of earthquakes. Epicentral areas. Seismic sources. Effects of seismic forces at the surface. Non-seismic evolvement.
After successful completion of the course, student would be able:
1) To describe the basics of seismotectonics along the major plate boundaries, in active orogenic belts and in plate interior
2) To describe the basics of seismotectonics along the Adriatic plate boundary and in the Pannonian basin of Croatia
3) To conduct a seismotectonic analysis of selected area by synthesis of geophysical, geological and seismological data
4) To recognize potential seismogenic structures based on seismotectonic analysis of surface and subsurface, with definition of their arrangement, orientation and kinematic characteristics
5) To write a report on seismotectonic analysis of selected area.