Seismic crustal deformation in the Southern Apennines (Italy)

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With the aim of estimating the rates of seismic moment and deformation in seismic zones of southern Italy, constraints on tectonic style and kinematics data from geophysical and geologic data were integrated with the traditional constraints from seismicity catalogues. Seismotectonic considerations indicate that the region can be divided into four broad crustal seismogenic volumes, of relatively homogeneous deformation: an extensional crustal volume in the western part of the Southern Apennines and three crustal volumes characterized by a transcurrent regime in the eastern area. For each crustal volume, the annual seismic moment release showing the rate of the deformation was estimated by integrating magnitude-frequency relations of historical earthquakes. - (NF)

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Article de périodique

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Italian Journal of Geosciences (Testo stampato), issn : 2038-1719, 2012, vol. 131, n°. 2, p. 187-204, nombre de pages : 18, Références bibliographiques : 162 ref.

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Pays édition : Italie, Roma, Società Geologica Italiana

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