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    32. POST- Quaternary geology and neotectonics in the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake region, central Italy

    E. Falcucci (INGV), S. Gori (INGV), G. Monegato (CNR-IGG), G. Scardia (Univ. Sao Paulo, Brasil) 2 days, 220 €, Rome – L'Aquila – Rome

    L'Aquila neotectonicsFourteen years after the Mw 6.1 2009 central Apennine earthquake, that struck the historical city of L’Aquila, causing severe damaging and more than 300 fatalities, the field trip aims at sharing the recent achievements on the relationship between active faulting, large earthquakes and the Quaternary evolution of this portion of the Italian territory. The central Apennines can be considered a key area to investigate the role played by tectonics in modelling the landscape of mountain belts over long time spans. Here, areal tectonics (regional uplift) and linear tectonics (active faulting) interplayed with Quaternary climatic changes to carve the mountain chain into its present shape. In particular, normal fault activity contributed to the formation of tectonic basins that hosted continental depositional sequences and recorded at surface the long-term traces of large earthquakes. The two-day field trip in the epicentral area of the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake allows participants to “touch” the causative fault of the event and to share the recent results on the relation between th Quaternary evolution and active faulting in this area.

    SACCOM Stratigraphy and Chronology TERPRO Terrestrial Processes, Deposits  and History

    Requires trekking equipment Spectacular landscape Cultural heritage

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