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Josnin, J.-Y., Arthaud, F. and Drogue, C. (1998) Mouvements Verticaux Quaternaires Dans Ie Languedoc Mediterraneen Oriental Et Leurs Consequences Sur I'hydrologeologie Karstique. Comptes Rendus Academic des sciences Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des Planetes, 326, 709-716.

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  • TITLE: Seismotectonics of the Padanian Region and Surrounding Belts: Which Driving Mechanism?

    AUTHORS: Marcello Viti, Enzo Mantovani, Daniele Babbucci, Caterina Tamburelli, Nicola Cenni

    KEYWORDS: Seismotectonics, Geodynamics, GPS, Mediterranean, Padanian

    JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Geosciences, Vol.7 No.12, December 29, 2016

    ABSTRACT: It is argued that the complex tectonic pattern observed in the study area can plausibly be explained as an effect of the kinematics of the Iberia and Adria blocks, induced by the NNE ward motion of Africa and the roughly westward motion of the Anatolian-Aegean system with respect to Eurasia. These boundary conditions cause the constrictional regime which is responsible for the observed shortening processes in the Padanian region and Western Alps. The proposed dynamic context can plausibly account for the peculiar distribution of major seismic sources, located in the northern Apennines, the Giudicarie fault system, the offshore of the western Ligurian coast and the Swiss Alps. The observed tectonic pattern in Western Europe and the study area can hardly be reconciled with the implications of the roughly NWward convergence between Africa and Eurasia proposed by global kinematic models, whereas it is compatible with the alternative Africa-Eurasia kinematics and plate mosaic proposed by [1].