Greek age street dislocated by a reverse fault
Ancient (probably of Greek age) street escavated on the Pleistocene calcarenites of Western Sicily (southern Italy). The man-made structure is dislocated of about 5 cm by a NE-SW trending, SE-dipping reverse fault. The dimension of the offset indicate that a M=6 earthquake struck the area after the construction of the street. The tectonic structure is located about 7 km NW of the Greek city of Selinunte (today one of the largest archeological site in the Mediterranean area). Previous studies, based on the mode of collapse of columns of some temples, suggested that the City was destroied by large earthquakes in the past.
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Submitted on 08 February 2018
Credit: Giovanni Barreca (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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