PLOVDIV UNIVERSITY "PAISII
Faculty of Physics and technology- GeoTEAM
program on renewable energies and energy efficiency at FTF - Plovdiv University 'P. Hilendarski'
Pernik Earthquake: an earthquake of
magnitude 5.8 hit Western Bulgaria, on May 22nd, 2012, 25km south west of
the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. This shallow earthquake was largely felt in
the region and up to Greece and Macedonia. No severe injuries have been
reported so far, though a state of emergency was declared in Pernik (the
closest city to the epicenter) and superficial damages were observed ... more
One can find the report of the
Geological Institute team, BAS on Pernik earthquake here
Dipl. Eng. Petar Vulchev provided a copy of his GEORADAR
equipment to the Geoteam at the Faculty of Physics and Engineering
Technologies of Plovdiv University 'Paisiy Hilendarski'. The team will
examine the potential of the equipment to be applied for studying the
shallow crust. Find details here ...
ELECTRICITY SYSTEM OPERATOR - http://www.eso.bg/
The GeoTEAM at Plovdiv
University is working as part of the Faculty of Physics. Its research
activity is focused mainly on stochastic modeling of seismicity,
non-linear features of complex systems, site effects characteristics
(mainly the application of the H/V spectral ratio technique) etc.
named in honor of the Bulgarian historian Paisiy Hilendarski, is the
city’s leading cultural and scientific institution. It is the largest
institution of higher education in Southern Bulgaria, and the second largest
Bulgarian university, after St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia. The
year 2001 marks the university’s fortieth anniversary.
Plovdiv is the
second largest city in Bulgaria and the largest administrative, economic,
cultural and scientific center in Southern Bulgaria. It was founded in
the 2nd millennium BC as a Thracian settlement, and has centuries-old
cultural and archaeological heritage. The city which is much older than
Athens or Rome, treasures its architectural artifacts located in its Old Town.
The unique Renaissance atmosphere of Old Plovdiv charms visitors to the
city, and the seven hills on which this part of the city is situated,
have their own special charisma.
Seismic Catalogs - a number of catalogs
covering the Balkans and some other regions
Aftershock sequence after
the earthquake of April 5, 2002 near Krumovo.
<![if !vml]><![endif]>- list of earthquakes
- epicenter map
- photos from the epicenter region
Gospodinov, D. and Rotondi, R., (2001), Exploratory
analysis of marked Poisson Processes applied to Balkan earthquake sequences, Journ. Balkan Geoph. Soc., 4,
D., V. Karakostas, R. Papadimitriou, (2005), Stochastic modelling of the
relaxation process after the M=9.0 Sumatra
earthquake of December 26, 2004; preliminary analysis, Proc. of the 4th
Con. of the Balkan Geoph. Society, 9-12 October 2005, Bucharest, Romania,
D., B. Ranguelov, E. Papadimitriou, V. Karakostas, (2005), Statistical methods to analyze
seismicity interaction in neighbor zones; application to simulated data,
Proc. of the 80-years Anniv.Intern. Sci.Conference on Geology, Sofia, November
17-18, 2005, pp.185-188
D. and Rotondi R., (2006), "RETAS: a restricted ETAS model inspired,
by Bath's law", The 4th Internat.Workshop on Statistical Seismology,
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Shonan Village, Japan, 9-13 January 2006, ISM (Institute of Statistical
Mathematics) Report on Research and Eucation No. 23, 92-95.
D., R. Rotondi,(2006), Statistical Analysis of Triggered
Seismicity in the Kresna Region of SW Bulgaria (1904) and the Umbria-Marche Region
of Central Italy (1997),
Pure appl. geophys., 163, 1597–1615
Tranos M., Karakostas V., Papadimitriou E., Kachev V., Ranguelov B.,
Gospodinov D., (2006), Major active faults of SW Bulgaria:
implications of their geometry, kinematics and the regional active stress
regime., in Tectonic development of the Eastern Mediterranean region.
(Robertson A. and Mountrakis D. - eds.), Geological Society of London,
Special publications 260, pp. 671-687.
Karaksotas V., Papadimitriou E., Gospodinov
D., Ranguelov B., (2006), Slip
distribution for the 1928 Chirpan and Plovdiv main shocks and earthquake
triggering., Proc. Intl.Conf. SGEM 2006 - papers., Albena, 12-16 June.,
vol. 2, p.119-126.
B. Ranguelov, S. Dimitrova, D. Gospodinov, G. Lamykina, (2007). Geodynamics
of the South Balkans - Seismotectonic Model, Fractality and
Nonlinear Properties., in Monograph GEODYNAMICS OF THE BALKAN PENINSULA
(Ed.G.Milev), Reports of Geodesy, No. 5 (80), pp. 609 – 626.
Papadimitriou E., V. Karakostas, M. Tranos, B. Ranguelov, D. Gospodinov.,
(2007). Static stress changes associated
with normal faulting earthquakes in South Balkan area., Int. J. Earth
Sci. (Geol. Rundsch.), Springer-Verlag, Volume 96, Number 5, pp.
911-924, DOI: 10.1007/s00531-006-0139-x