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Modelling tectonic features of the Kissamos and Paleohora areas, Western Crete (Greece): combining geological and geophysical surveys

Abstract

The purpose of this survey is the fault zone determination in Kissamos (NW Crete) and Paleohora (SW Crete) basins. The study area is located within the central forearc of the Hellenic subduction zone. 2D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) has been applied to reveal fault zones. Ground-truthed fault evidence in the coast northwest of Kastelli-Kissamou and northeast of Paleohora is incorporated into the ERT data. Thirteen ERT profiles were obtained at several sites. Seven of the eight ERT profiles intersect fault zones in Kissamos. Five ERT profiles were conducted in Paleohora and three significant faults were identified. The results indicated the continuation of previously mapped faults as well as revealing unreported faults. The coastline of Paleohora and Grammeno can be associated with a system of fault zone striking almost E-W. We propose that the ERT method is a reliable and economic method at identifying buried fault zones in populated areas. Considering the proximity of the revealed fault zones in densely populated areas and the high seismic activity of the region the determination of the identified fault zones could contribute in earthquake hazard assessment studies for future seismic mitigation and urban planning strategies in the two areas for western Crete. (paper)
Authors:
Moisidi, M; Vallianatos, F; Soupios, P; [1]  Kershaw, S; [2]  Rust, D; [3]  Piscitelli, S [4] 
  1. Laboratory of Geophysics and Seismology, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, 3 Romanou Str., Halepa, Chania, Crete 73133 (Greece)
  2. Institute for the Environment, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH (United Kingdom)
  3. Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Burnary Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3QL,UK (United Kingdom)
  4. Istituto di Metodologie per I'Analisi Ambientale IMAA-CNR, C/da S Loja, 85050, Tito Scalo (PZ) (Italy)
Publication Date:
Apr 15, 2013
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Geophysics and Engineering (Online); Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; EARTHQUAKES; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; GREECE; GROUND TRUTH MEASUREMENTS; SHORES; SIMULATION; SUBDUCTION ZONES; TOMOGRAPHY
OSTI ID:
22172119
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-2140; TRN: GB13I9329126567
Availability:
Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-2132/10/2/025015
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
[17 page(s)]
Announcement Date:
Dec 16, 2013

Citation Formats

Moisidi, M, Vallianatos, F, Soupios, P, Kershaw, S, Rust, D, and Piscitelli, S. Modelling tectonic features of the Kissamos and Paleohora areas, Western Crete (Greece): combining geological and geophysical surveys. United Kingdom: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-2132/10/2/025015.
Moisidi, M, Vallianatos, F, Soupios, P, Kershaw, S, Rust, D, & Piscitelli, S. Modelling tectonic features of the Kissamos and Paleohora areas, Western Crete (Greece): combining geological and geophysical surveys. United Kingdom. doi:10.1088/1742-2132/10/2/025015.
Moisidi, M, Vallianatos, F, Soupios, P, Kershaw, S, Rust, D, and Piscitelli, S. 2013. "Modelling tectonic features of the Kissamos and Paleohora areas, Western Crete (Greece): combining geological and geophysical surveys." United Kingdom. doi:10.1088/1742-2132/10/2/025015. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1088/1742-2132/10/2/025015.
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title = {Modelling tectonic features of the Kissamos and Paleohora areas, Western Crete (Greece): combining geological and geophysical surveys}
author = {Moisidi, M, Vallianatos, F, Soupios, P, Kershaw, S, Rust, D, and Piscitelli, S}
abstractNote = {The purpose of this survey is the fault zone determination in Kissamos (NW Crete) and Paleohora (SW Crete) basins. The study area is located within the central forearc of the Hellenic subduction zone. 2D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) has been applied to reveal fault zones. Ground-truthed fault evidence in the coast northwest of Kastelli-Kissamou and northeast of Paleohora is incorporated into the ERT data. Thirteen ERT profiles were obtained at several sites. Seven of the eight ERT profiles intersect fault zones in Kissamos. Five ERT profiles were conducted in Paleohora and three significant faults were identified. The results indicated the continuation of previously mapped faults as well as revealing unreported faults. The coastline of Paleohora and Grammeno can be associated with a system of fault zone striking almost E-W. We propose that the ERT method is a reliable and economic method at identifying buried fault zones in populated areas. Considering the proximity of the revealed fault zones in densely populated areas and the high seismic activity of the region the determination of the identified fault zones could contribute in earthquake hazard assessment studies for future seismic mitigation and urban planning strategies in the two areas for western Crete. (paper)}
doi = {10.1088/1742-2132/10/2/025015}
journal = {Journal of Geophysics and Engineering (Online)}
issue = {2}
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}