Convergent plate boundaries are often characterized by widely deformed zones, where coexisting tectonic processes and variable fault kinematics can occur. Here, we quantify this variability along the Africa-Eurasia deformed boundary in southern Italy, based on the evaluation of geodetic strain rate by recent space geodesy observations and plate motions, which are integrated by main geometric properties of detected faults in the area. We propose a compilation of 160 known faults. We use numerical methods to predict fault kinematics and net slip rate, due to the geodetic deformation field with the inclusion of fault strain accommodation. The obtained tectonic setting is compared with the observable, showing a fault rake agreement of the 73%, which allows us to consider this approach potentially favorable to improve the knowledge of fault kinematics along diffuse plate boundaries, when fault properties are not directly available.

Cuffaro M, P.P. (2024). Fault Kinematic Modeling Along a Widely Deformed Plate Boundary in Southern Italy. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 51 [10.1029/2023GL106854].

Fault Kinematic Modeling Along a Widely Deformed Plate Boundary in Southern Italy

Palano M;
2024-01-01

Abstract

Convergent plate boundaries are often characterized by widely deformed zones, where coexisting tectonic processes and variable fault kinematics can occur. Here, we quantify this variability along the Africa-Eurasia deformed boundary in southern Italy, based on the evaluation of geodetic strain rate by recent space geodesy observations and plate motions, which are integrated by main geometric properties of detected faults in the area. We propose a compilation of 160 known faults. We use numerical methods to predict fault kinematics and net slip rate, due to the geodetic deformation field with the inclusion of fault strain accommodation. The obtained tectonic setting is compared with the observable, showing a fault rake agreement of the 73%, which allows us to consider this approach potentially favorable to improve the knowledge of fault kinematics along diffuse plate boundaries, when fault properties are not directly available.
2024
Settore GEO/10 - Geofisica Della Terra Solida
Cuffaro M, P.P. (2024). Fault Kinematic Modeling Along a Widely Deformed Plate Boundary in Southern Italy. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 51 [10.1029/2023GL106854].
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