March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 4(60) December 2017

City as ecosystem

Gulyaev Alexander N.

Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Seismometry,
Institute of Geophysics, Ural Division of the Russian Academy of Science,
Ekaterinburg, Russia usc_alex@mail.ru


The subject-matter of this research is the seismicity of the Urals and adjacent parts of the Eastern European platform (EEP) and Western Siberian slab. The research objective is to estimate the seismic engineering safety of the region under consideration. The research methodology includes gathering and synthesizing data on the seismic observations of the region and current tectonic activity and detailed seismic zoning. The conclusion is made that the region is safe from the seismic engineering point of view. This conclusion is supported by the low seismic activity in the region due to the low tectonic activity of the Ural earth crust and adjacent areas of th EEP and the Western-Siberian platform in the early modern period and at the present time. Moreover, the modern Ural mountain belt is located in the centre of Eurasia far outside of the modern seismic regions containing the destructive earthquakes centers. The results of this research work have been used in the detailed seismic zoning of the Urals and adjoining EEP and the Western-Siberian platform. In the the conclusion, the author states that the region under consideration is safe in seismic engineering terms and that the design and construction of civil engineering projects in the Urals and adjoining EEP and Western-Siberian platform does not require any anti-seismic measures to be taken.

Key words: latest Ural epiplatform orogen (mountain belt), earthquakes, seismic engineering safety


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