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Title: Patterns of seafloor morphology as a response to tectonic- and sedimentary processes south of the Messina Strait, Italy
Authors: Gross, Felix
Klein, Elisa
Urlaub, Morelia
Micallef, Aaron
Schulze, Inken
Laengner, Marieke
Krabbenhoeft, Anne
Geersen, Jacob
Gutscher, Marc-André
Hannemann, Katrin
Petersen, Florian
Fu, Lili
Krastel, Sebastian
Keywords: Earthquakes -- Italy -- Sicily
Geodynamics -- Italy -- Sicily
Seismology -- Italy -- Sicily
Continental margins -- Italy -- Sicily
Seismic reflection method -- Italy -- Sicily
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Copernicus GmbH
Citation: Gross, F., Klein, E., Urlaub, M., Micallef, A., Schulze, I., Laengner, M., ... & Petersen, F. (2017). Patterns of seafloor morphology as a response to tectonic-and sedimentary processes south of the Messina Strait, Italy. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 19
Abstract: The Ionian Sea between Sicily and Calabria is known for its complex geological setting, as it is located at the convergence zone of the African and Eurasian plates. The seismogenic potential in this region is manifested by several high magnitude and disastrous earthquakes like the 1908 Messina Earthquake. Furthermore, the area is affected by intense volcanism like the Aeolian Island volcanos in the Tyrrhenian Sea and Europe’s largest active volcano, Mt Etna, sitting directly at the eastern coast of Sicily. During the last years, the possible presence of Subduction Tear Edge Propagator faults (STEP-faults) has been heavily debated. The main candidates for these faults are the Ionian Fault in the Northeast and the Alfeo-Etna Fault in the Southwest of the working area between Sicily and Calabria. Nevertheless, only little is known about near seafloor deformation zones and sedimentary processes in the Ionian Sea directly south of the Messina Strait.
ISSN: 16077962
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