Título,Autor,palabras clave,Fecha publicación,Editor,citación,Resumen,url,doi,issn,isbn,tipología "Active faulting in the mesozoic oceanic lithosphere offshore the SW Iberian Margin. Significance for earthquake and tsunami hazard","Gràcia, Eulàlia; Bartolomé, Rafael; Sallarès, Valentí; Perea, Héctor; Martínez-Loriente, S.","Multichannel seismic, blind thrusts, strike-slip faults, Iberia- Africa boundary","2014","","Una aproximación multidisciplinar al estudio de las fallas activas, los terremotos y el riesgo sísmico: 81-84 (2014)","Newly acquired high-resolution multichannel seismic profiles together with bathymetric and subbottom profiler data from the external part of the Gulf of Cadiz (Iberia-Africa plate boundary) reveal active deformation involving old (Mesozoic) oceanic lithosphere. This area is located 180 km offshore the SW Iberian Margin and embraces the prominent NE-SW trending Coral Patch Ridge, and part of the surrounding deep Horseshoe and Seine abyssal plains. E-W trending dextral strike-slip faults showing surface deformation of flower-like structures predominate in the Horseshoe Abyssal Plain, whereas NE-SW trending compressive structures prevail in the Coral Patch Ridge and Seine Hills. Although the Coral Patch Ridge region is characterized by subdued seismic activity, the area is not free from seismic hazard. Most of the newly mapped faults correspond to active blind thrusts and strike-slip faults that are able to generate large magnitude earthquakes (Mw 7.2?8.4). This may represent a significant earthquake and tsunami hazard that has been overlooked so far","http://hdl.handle.net/10261/113813","","","978-84-617-2049-1","Comunicación de congreso"