An integrated geodetic and InSAR technique for the monitoring and detection of active faulting in southwestern Sicily

Gino Dardanelli, Mauro Lo Brutto, Claudia Pipitone, Valentina Bruno, Giovanni Barreca, Francesco Guglielmino, Massimo Rossi, Mario Mattia

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We present the results of the analysis of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and InSAR (Interferometric synthetic-aperture radar) data collected in the frame of a project financed by the “Struttura Terremoti” of INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia). Combined investigations pointed out for potential seismogenic sources for destructive earthquakes recorded in southwestern Sicily, including the 1968 Belice earthquake sequence and that supposed to have destroyed the Greek city of Selinunte which, according to geoarcheological data experienced two earthquakes in historical times. Our approach is aimed to evaluate the current deformation rate in SW Sicily and to improve the knowledge about the seismic potential of this area. The geodetic data proposed in this paper show that the Campobello di Mazara–Castelvetrano alignment (CCA) is currently deforming with a vertical and horizontal displacements of 2 mm/yr and 0.5 mm/yr respectively, according to the tectonic setting of the area
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-20
Numero di pagine20
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics

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