Abstract

Comparison of crustal structure of the deep basins of the Caspian, Black, and Mediterranean Seas indicates the similarities of the main characteristics: great Bouger anomalies, the absence of a 'granitic' layer, a thick sedimentary layer with a relatively smooth interface, aseismicity. However, each of the above-mentioned basins (or even different parts of one deep basin) has its peculiarities, which indicates a very complicated tectonic development of the entire Caspian–Mediterranean zone.

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