Small-scale faulting, topographic steps and seismic ruptures in the Alhambra (Granada, southeast Spain

Abstract

The Alhambra (14th century AD) in Granada (southeast Spain) is built at the summit of a Pliocene to Lower Pleistocene conglomeratic formation. Tens of small-scale normal faults crop out along the northern hillslope of the Alhambra, which have a N130–N150 E strike, dipping 65–75 mostly to the southwest. These are closely spaced faults (approximately 5–30 m… (More)

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