Peceneaga-Camena Fault: Geomagnetic insights into active tectonic contact


  • L. Besutiu Institute of Geodynamics of the Romanian Academy, Romania
  • M.I. Orlyuk S.I. Subbotin Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • L. Zlagnean Institute of Geodynamics of the Romanian Academy, Romania
  • A. Romenets S.I. Subbotin Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • L. Atanasiu Institute of Geodynamics of the Romanian Academy, Romania
  • I. Makarenko S.I. Subbotin Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine



magnetic survey, magnetization, residual geomagnetic anomaly, modeling, faults, geodynamics


Highly detailed, very accurate ground magnetic investigations were jointly conducted by Romanian and Ukrainian researchers on a segment of the Peceneaga-Camenas Fault (PCF) in order to reveal the potential of geomagnetic method for active faults investigating. The survey succeeded to outline the PCF track in the area covered by recent sediments, and provide insights on the fault structure and in-depth development. 2D numerical modeling has been employed for interpreting the obtained geomagnetic anomaly. Lateral variations in magnetization, as suggested by the model, reveal the complex geological architecture in the area, hidden by recent deposits. The zero magnetization outlined in the central part of the survey lines has been interpreted in geodynamic terms, as a breccias zone created along PCF track by its active dynamics.


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How to Cite

Besutiu, L., Orlyuk, M., Zlagnean, L., Romenets, A., Atanasiu, L., & Makarenko, I. (2014). Peceneaga-Camena Fault: Geomagnetic insights into active tectonic contact. Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 36(1), 133–144.