(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009 - 2010)

Document title

Origin and distribution of different types of sinkholes in the plain areas of Southern Italy

published at : Karst systems : dynamics, evolution, paleoenvironmental recordings and natural hazards. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DEL PRETE S. (1) ; IOVINE G. (2) ; PARISE M. (3) ; SANTO A. (4) ;
(1) Campania Speleological Federation, Caserta, ITALIE
(2) Research Inst. for Geo-Hydrologic Protection, Nacional Research Council, Cosenza, ITALIE
(3) Research Inst. for Geo-Hydrologic Protection, Nacional Research Council, Bari, ITALIE
(4) Dep. Hydraulic, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, Univ. Federico II, Naples, ITALIE


Aimed at analysing the peculiar conditions which lead to sinkhole occurrence in Southern Italy, a set of cases in the plain areas is discussed. In Campania, the plains are underlain by alluvial deposits with intercalations of volcaniclastic sediments. Sinkholes are generally located along the Tyrrhenian margin of the carbonate massifs or within intramontane Apennine basins. In Apulia, a flat and elongated peninsula, most of the cases occur on calcarenites overlying limestone bedrock along the coast. In Calabria, the surveyed cases seem to be attributable mainly to earthquake-induced liquefaction. These results highlight the possibility of further subsidence events in the considered regions, as well as in other comparable areas of the country


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2009 - 2010, vol. 22-23, no 5-6/1-3 [pp. 113-127]

Bibliographic references : 40 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.



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