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

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

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

DEL PRETE, S.
Campania Speleological Federation, Caserta, Italie
IOVINE, G.
Research Inst. for Geo-Hydrologic Protection, Nacional Research Council, Cosenza, Italie
PARISE, M.
Research Inst. for Geo-Hydrologic Protection, Nacional Research Council, Bari, Italie
SANTO, A.
Dep. Hydraulic, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, Univ. Federico II, Naples, Italie
GILLI, E.
Dep. Géographie, Univ. Paris 8, Saint-Denis, France
UMR ESPACE 6012, Nice, France
DE WAELE, J.
Ist. Italiano di Speleologia, Dip. di Scienze della Terra e Geologico-Ambientali, Univ., Bologna, Italie
Dep. de Ciencias de la Tierra, Univ., Zaragoza, Espagne
PARISE, M.
Ist. di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italie


Description :
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.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geodinamica acta, issn : 0985-3111, 2009, vol. 22-23, n°. 5-6/1-3, p. 113-127, nombre de pages : 15, Références bibliographiques : 40 ref.

Date :
2009

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

Langue :
Anglais
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