Investigations of the late Quaternary morphotectonic evolution of the Balkan Peninsula East Part

Tzanko Tzankov 2 , Svetla Stankova 1 , Rosen Iliev 2 , and Ilia Mitkov 2
  • 1 Konstantin Preslavski University of Shumen, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Geography and Regional Development, Shumen 9712, 115 Universitetska Str.,
  • 2 South-West University „Neofit Rilski“ – Blagoevgrad, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, Ecology and Environment Protection, 2700, Blagoevgrad


The East Balkan Peninsula Area was a part from the Tethys Ocean until 72 000 000 years. The pre Maestrichtian geologic-tectonic pattern of cockle of the East Balkan Peninsula Area wasn’t built on the Europe Continental Massif. The modern East Balkan Peninsula Relief is forming during the Late Quaternary time. The East Balkan Peninsula Margin coincides with the border between the Bulgarian and Moesian Continental Microplates from the west and the Black Sea Oceanic Microplatte to the east. This border present the Neo Europe West Passive Continental Margin in the area of the last Tethys Oceanic Fragment – it Black Sea Oceanic Gulf.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

  • [1] Tsankov, Ts. Morfostrukturen analiz. Izdatelstvo „Grafika 19“, Sofia, 2013. ISBN 978-954-976434-5, p. 160.

  • [2] Tsankov, Ts.; N. Spasov; K. Stoyanov, Neogensko-kvaternerna paleogeografia i geodinamika na Sredna Struma (Yugozapadna Bulgaria). Univ. Izdat. „Neofit Rilski“, Blagoevgrad, 2005, ISBN 954-680-365-0, Blagoevgrad, p. 199.

  • [3] Tzankov, Tz., Sv. Stankova, R. Iliev, I. Mitkov. Late Quaternary morphostructural generations in the east part of Balkan Peninsula, SocioBrains, 2018, 41, 188-197.

  • [4] Tzankov, Tz., R. Iliev. Morphostructure of the Rhodopean Mountain massif. Printing House „Grafika 19“,Sofia, 2015, ISBN 978-954-9764-37-6, p. 32.

  • [5] Tzankov, Tz., Sv. Stankova, R. Iliev, I. Mitkov. 2017. Survey of the middle Struma complex morphostructural passage (South west Bulgaria), Universal Journal of Geoscience, 2017, 5 (6), 191-196, doi: 10.13189/ujg.2017.050604.

  • [6] Stankova, Sv. Tz. Tzankov, R. Iliev. The West Black Sea passive continental margin in the east part of Balkan Peninsula. Acta Scientifica Naturalis. 2018, 5 (1), 102–106, doi: 10.2478/ans-2018-001.


Journal + Issues