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dc.contributor.authorPerea, Héctor-
dc.contributor.authorGràcia, Eulàlia-
dc.contributor.authorBartolomé, Rafael-
dc.contributor.authorGómez de la Peña, L.-
dc.contributor.authorMoreno, Ximena-
dc.contributor.authorDíez Tagarró, Susana-
dc.contributor.authorDañobeitia, Juan José-
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-30T08:54:41Z-
dc.date.available2018-05-30T08:54:41Z-
dc.date.issued2018-05-
dc.identifierdoi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2018.02.002-
dc.identifierissn: 0025-3227-
dc.identifier.citationMarine Geology 399: 23-33 (2018)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/165306-
dc.descriptionPerea, Héctor ... et al.-- 11 pages, 8 figures, 2 tables, supplementary data https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2018.02.002-
dc.description.abstractComplex multifault earthquake ruptures involving secondary faults emphasize the necessity to characterize their seismogenic potential better and study their relationship with major faults to improve the seismic hazard assessment of a region. High-resolution geophysical data were interpreted to make a detailed characterization of the Averroes Fault and the North Averroes Faults, which are poorly known secondary right-lateral strike-slip faults located in the central part of the Alboran Sea (western Mediterranean). These faults appear to have evolved since the Pliocene as part of a distributed dextral strike-slip shear zone in response to local strain engendered by the diverging movement of the Carboneras Fault to the north, and the Yusuf and Alboran Ridge faults to the south. In addition, the architecture of these faults suggests that the Averroes Fault may eventually link with the Yusuf fault, thus leading to a higher seismogenic potential. Therefore, these secondary faults represent a hitherto unrecognized seismogenic hazard since they could produce earthquakes up to moment magnitude (M) 7.6. Our results highlight the importance of the role played by secondary faults in a specific kinematic framework. Their reciprocal linkage and their mechanical relationship with the main faults could lead to future complex fault ruptures. This information could improve fault source and earthquake models used in seismic and tsunami hazard assessment in this and similar regions-
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by IMPULS (REN2003-05996MAR), EVENT (CGL2006-12861-C02-02), SHAKE (CGL2011-30005-C02-02), INSIGHT (CTM2015-70155-R) projects, the EU-COST Action FLOWS (ES 1301) and the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No H2020-MSCA-IF-2014 657769. Hector Perea was a fellow researcher under the “Juan de la Cierva” program (JCI-2010-07502) and under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (H2020-MSCA-IF-2014 657769)-
dc.publisherElsevier-
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/657769-
dc.relationMINECO/ICTI/2013-2016/CTM2015-70155-R-
dc.relation.isversionofPostprint-
dc.rightsopenAccess-
dc.subjectEarthquakes-
dc.subjectActive faults-
dc.subjectStrike-slip faults-
dc.subjectFault linkage-
dc.subjectDistributed shear zones-
dc.subjectAlboran sea-
dc.subjectWestern Mediterranean-
dc.titleKinematic analysis of secondary faults within a distributed shear-zone reveals fault linkage and increased seismic hazard-
dc.typeartículo-
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2018.02.002-
dc.date.updated2018-05-30T08:54:41Z-
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed-
dc.language.rfc3066eng-
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commission-
dc.relation.csic-
dc.identifier.funderhttp://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100003329es_ES
dc.identifier.funderhttp://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000780es_ES
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