The central and southern Italian coast on Adriatic Sea is affected by several historically active large and deep-seated landslides. These during the latest decades involved important infrastructures, like the railway and the motorway along the coastline. These landslides were activated in overconsolidated silty clayey deposits of the foredeep domain. Here the position of the main landslides in relation to the position of the buried front of the Apennines is presented. This general early-stage analysis shows that there is an interesting correspondence between the main landslides and the advanced buried thrust of Apennine deposits. The work proposes some thoughts about this correspondence and the possible influence of tectonic tangential stresses as one of the predisposing factor in the activation of these landslides.
|Titolo:||Tectonic stress as possible co-predisposing factors for landslides along the central Adriatic coast of Italy|
|Titolo del libro:||Engineering Geology for Society and Territory. Volume 2: Landslide Processes|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_42|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|