(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Large scale landslides triggered by Quaternary tectonics in the Acambay graben, Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NORINI G. (1 2) ; CAPRA L. (2) ; BORSELLI L. (3) ; ZUNIGA F.R. (2) ; SOLARI L. (2) ; SAROCCHI D. (4) ;
(1) Dip. di Scienze Geologiche e Geotecnologie, Univ. degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, ITALIE
(2) Computational Geodynamics Lab., Centro de Geociencias, UNAM, Mexico, MEXIQUE
(3) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, IRPI Research Inst. for Hydrogeological Protection, Sesto Fiorentino, ITALIE
(4) Inst. de Geología-Fac. Ingeniería, Univ. Autónoma, San Luis Potosí, MEXIQUE


Detailed analysis (field mapping and remote sensing) was conducted on large-scale gravitational-tectonic deformations and landslides in the Acambay graben, an intra-arc basin in the trans-Mexican volcanic belt (TMVB). Two major landslides were identified and their characteristics were analyzed according to the role of tectonics, mechanism of slope failure, and possible triggering factors. The two landslides are classified as large-scale rotational slides involving volcanic rocks of late Miocene-Pleistocene age. A strong earthquake could be ascribed as the possible triggering mechanism of the landslides


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no12 [pp. 1445-1455]

Bibliographic references : 59 ref.

Collation : 8 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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