Detecting young, slow‐slipping active faults by geologic and multidisciplinary high‐resolution geophysical investigations: A case study from the Apennine seismic belt, Italy.

  title={Detecting young, slow‐slipping active faults by geologic and multidisciplinary high‐resolution geophysical investigations: A case study from the Apennine seismic belt, Italy.},
  author={Luigi Improta and Luigi Ferranti and Paolo Marco De Martini and Sabatino Piscitelli and Pier Paolo G Bruno and Pierfrancesco Burrato and Riccardo Civico and Alessandro Giocoli and Marina Iorio and Giuliana D'Addezio and Laura Maschio},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
[1] The Southern Apennines range of Italy presents significant challenges for active fault detection due to the complex structural setting inherited from previous contractional tectonics, coupled to very recent (Middle Pleistocene) onset and slow slip rates of active normal faults. As shown by the Irpinia Fault, source of a M6.9 earthquake in 1980, major faults might have small cumulative deformation and subtle geomorphic expression. A multidisciplinary study including morphological-tectonic… 

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