We compare data from three deep-seated gravitational slope deformations (DSGSDs) where palaeoseismological techniques were applied in artificial trenches. At all trenches, located in metamorphic rocks of the Italian Alps, there is evidence of extensional deformation given by normal movements along slip planes dipping downhill or uphill, and/or fissures, as expected in gravitational failure. However, we document and illustrate - with the aid of trenching - evidence of reverse movements. The reverse slips occurred mostly along the same planes along which normal slip occurred, and they produced drag folds in unconsolidated Holocene sediments as well as the superimposition of substrate rocks on Holocene sediments. The studied trenches indicate that reverse slip might occur not only at the toe portions of DSGSDs but also in their central-upper portions. When the age relationships between the two deformation kinematics can be determined, they clearly indicate that reverse slips postdate normal ones. Our data suggest that, during the development of long-lived DSGSDs, inversion kinematics may occur in different sectors of the unstable rock mass. The inversion is interpreted as due either to locking of the frontal blocks of a DSGSD or to the relative decrease in the rate of downward movement in the frontal blocks with respect to the rear blocks.
Pasquarè Mariotto, F., & Tibaldi, A. (2016). Inversion kinematics at deep-seated gravity slope deformations revealed by trenching techniques. NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 16(3), 663-674 [10.5194/nhess-16-663-2016].
|Citazione:||Pasquarè Mariotto, F., & Tibaldi, A. (2016). Inversion kinematics at deep-seated gravity slope deformations revealed by trenching techniques. NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 16(3), 663-674 [10.5194/nhess-16-663-2016].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Inversion kinematics at deep-seated gravity slope deformations revealed by trenching techniques|
|Autori:||Pasquarè Mariotto, F; Tibaldi, A|
TIBALDI, ALESSANDRO (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-663-2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|