We present the geological map at 1:25,000 scale of the Plio-Quaternary Paganica-San Demetrio-Castelnuovo Basin corresponding to the epicentral area of the 6 April 2009 Mw: 6.29 L'Aquila earthquake. The map focuses on the relationships between the active tectonics and the Plio-Quaternary deposits and on the early evolution of this continental basin. Fine-scale geological field surveys, coupled with paleontological data, facies analyses, well logs and geophysical data interpretation, allowed to better understand the stratigraphy and to review the previously described stratigraphical units, resulting in the definition of eight synthems, spanning from late Piacenzian to Holocene. More precisely, the occurrence of a Caspiocypris species flock (ostracods) at the base of the sedimentary infill of the basin formed by a lacustrine system, suggests that the onset of deposition started in the late Piacenzian. The lacustrine system disappeared around the Gelasian/Calabrian transition, while the subsequent evolution of the sedimentary basin was characterized by the presence of fluvial and alluvial fan systems progressively entrenched into the lake deposits.The results of the above-mentioned activities are summarized in the attached geological map, where the Plio-Quaternary synthems and the active normal faults accountable for the significant seismicity were highlighted.
Nocentini, M., Cosentino, D., Spadi, M., & Tallini, M. (2018). Plio-Quaternary geology of the Paganica-San Demetrio-Castelnuovo Basin (Central Italy). JOURNAL OF MAPS, 14(2), 411-420 [10.1080/17445647.2018.1481774].
|Titolo:||Plio-Quaternary geology of the Paganica-San Demetrio-Castelnuovo Basin (Central Italy)|
NOCENTINI, MARCO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Citazione:||Nocentini, M., Cosentino, D., Spadi, M., & Tallini, M. (2018). Plio-Quaternary geology of the Paganica-San Demetrio-Castelnuovo Basin (Central Italy). JOURNAL OF MAPS, 14(2), 411-420 [10.1080/17445647.2018.1481774].|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|