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The Romanian area consists of old consolidated units of pre-Alpine age (the Moesian, Moldavian and Scythian platforms) and Alpine orogenic units (the Carpathian arc and North-Dobrudjan orogen). General seismogeological peculiarities of the pre-Alpine tectonic units are presented, as well as some structural characteristics of the Transylvanian Basin and the Pannonian Depression. Both shallow and deep seismic reflection/refraction data as well as log information and some potential field data were used for the investigation of the crustal structure. The varibility in the seismogeological pattern and crustal thickness shown by the different tectonic units is due to the differences in structure and lithology as well as to differences in crustal age. Some general characteristics are presented as an overall seismogeological image.


Monacu, V. I., Dinu, C., Radulescu, F., Diaconescu, M., Diaconescu, C., & Pompilian, A. (1996). Seismogeological Features of the Crust in Romania. EAGE Special Pubication, 5, 289-299.

©EAGE Special Publicaton 1996, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers