(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

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High-resolution controlled-source seismic tomography across the Middle Aterno basin in the epicentral area of the 2009, Mw 6.3, L’Aquila earthquake (central Apennines, Italy)

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Seismic data have been collected along 4 dense wide-aperture profiles, that run SW-NE for a total length of ~6 km in the hangingwall of the Paganica-S. Demetrio Fault, source of the 6th April 2009 L’Aquila normal-faulting earthquake. Seismic tomography expands the knowledge of the basin with high spatial resolution and depth penetration (>300 m). Remarkably, this depocenter and the overlying thick lacustrine body match the area of maximum coseismic subsidence observed after the 2009 earthquake. In the Paganica area, Vp images unravel large steps in the substratum related to 2 unreported SW-dipping buried strands, synthetic to the Paganica Fault, with ~250 m associated total vertical throw. This finding has important implications on the long-term history of the Paganica- S. Demetrio Fault system, whose total vertical displacement has been previously underestimated. An additional ~250 m vertical offset along this complex Quaternary extensional structure should therefore be considered. - (NF)


Article of periodic

published at : Italian Journal of Geosciences / ISSN 2038-1719

Editor : Società Geologica Italiana, Roma - ITALIE (2009)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 131, no3 [pp. 373-388]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 2 tabl.




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