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

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Royal Military Academy, CISS Dep., Bruxelles, Belgique
Environmental and Applied Geology Dep., Univ., Amman, Jordanie

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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.

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Article de périodique

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2009, vol. 34, n°. 10, p. 1408-1421, nombre de pages : 14, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

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