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Seismicity and Geologic Structures Indubitable in Wadi Hagul, North Eastern Desert, Egypt

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Paleo and recent earthquakes have been recorded in Wadi Hagul area and its environs, which have left behind geologic structures of deformation preserved in exposed sedimentary rocks. To evaluate such deformation and surface break, different techniques and data types are used compromising image processing techniques, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), seismicity data, as well as, field investigation. The field investigation clarified that the study area is enriched with soft-sediment deformation structures encompassing two types of geologic structures; brittle and viscoplastic structures. The analysis of the various types of data elucidate that, the earthquakes of Wadi Hagul are frequently distributed at an average depth ranging from (1 to 35 km) within the top of the Earth’s crust which are mainly controlled by existing Hagul fault zone. The study gives new insight for a better understanding of the seismic activity in the study area which helps in the seismic hazard assessment

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T. Seleem and H. Aboulela, "Seismicity and Geologic Structures Indubitable in Wadi Hagul, North Eastern Desert, Egypt," International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2011, pp. 55-67. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2011.21006.

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