abstract

A statistical method devised earlier by the writer for the tectonic interpretation of fault plane solutions of earthquakes, is applied to fault plane solutions of Arctic earthquakes which were recently published in Russia. It is shown that the earthquakes on the Greenland side of the Arctic seismic belt represent the same tectonic pattern as seen on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, whereas the earthquakes on the Siberian side are tectonically connected with the Verkhoyan range.

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