Bedrock Geologic Map of the Greater Lefkosia Area, Cyprus

Scientific Investigations Map 3046
Prepared in cooperation with the Cyprus Geological Survey Department
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The island of Cyprus has a long historical record of earthquakes that have damaged pre-Roman to modern human settlements. Because the recurrent damaging earthquakes can have a significant economic and social impact on Cyprus, this project was initiated to develop a seismic-hazard assessment for a roughly 400 square kilometer area centered on Cyprus' capital and largest city, whose European name is Nicosia and whose local name is Lefkosia. In addition, geologic and seismotectonic evaluations for the project extended beyond the perimeter of the geologic map. Additional structural, stratigraphic, and paleontological data were collected island-wide as well as data from literature research throughout the eastern Mediterranean region, in order to accurately place the geology and seismic hazards of the Lefkosia area in a regional tectonic framework.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Bedrock Geologic Map of the Greater Lefkosia Area, Cyprus
Series title Scientific Investigations Map
Series number 3046
ISBN 9781411323230
DOI 10.3133/sim3046
Edition -
Year Published 2008
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description Report: vi, 36 p.; Map Sheet: 58 x 40 inches
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator
Scale 25000
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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