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Plio-Quaternary geology of L’Aquila – Scoppito Basin (Central Italy)

Abstract : We present a geological map at 1:25,000 scale of the Plio-Quaternary L'Aquila-Scoppito intermontane basin (central Italy), which corresponds to the epicentral area of the 6th April 2009 L'Aquila earthquake (Mw: 6.29). The map is derived from geological field surveys at 1:5000 scale and takes into account previously published maps. It is supported by a fine-scale LiDAR digital elevation model, paleontological analyses, 14 C dating, well log analyses of deep boreholes, and geophysical data interpretation. By taking into account that the remarkable historical and present-day seismicity of the area is the result of its Plio-Quaternary geological evolution, the aim of this study is to produce a fine-scale geological map of the study area through a comprehensive analysis of the occurring Plio-Quaternary synthems and the tectonic processes that are taking place within it.
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Marco Nocentini, Riccardo Asti, Domenico Cosentino, Federica Durante, Elsa Gliozzi, et al.. Plio-Quaternary geology of L’Aquila – Scoppito Basin (Central Italy). Journal of Maps, Taylor & Francis, 2017, 13 (2), pp.563-574. ⟨10.1080/17445647.2017.1340910⟩. ⟨insu-01714967⟩

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