(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Salt karst and tectonics : sinkholes development along tension cracks between parallel strike-slip faults, Dead Sea, Jordan

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Royal Military Academy, CISS Dep., Bruxelles, BELGIQUE
(2) Environmental & Applied Geology Dep., Univ., Amman, JORDANIE


This work deals with the tectonic interpretation of an alignment of more than 300 sinkholes stretching along the Jordanian coast of the Dead Sea, Ghor Al Haditha area. Sinkholes appeared during the last decades as a consequence of the very rapid lowering of the lake level. The linear shape was inferred from ground collapse inventories carried out between 1991 and 2008. The lineament is replaced and analysed in its structural setting at regional and local scales. The sinkhole locations provide information of subsurface dicontinuities interpreted as hidden fractures. Such results could support the work of decision-makers and engineers in the projected development of the area


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no10 [pp. 1408-1421]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 14 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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