Geo-hazards of the San Vito peninsula offshore (southwestern Tyrrhenian Sea)

Elisabetta Zizzo, Maurizio Gasparo Morticelli, Mauro Agate, Attilio Sulli, Claudio Lo Lo Iacono, Elisabetta Zizzo, Mauro Agate, Attilio Sulli

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Abstract

In this paper we present geomorphological hazard mapping of the San Vito Peninsula offshore (Sicilian margin of Tyrrhenian Sea), characterised by a very narrow continental shelf and a very dipping, tectonically active continental slope, no far from a seismogenic belt. The data set consists of morpho-bathymetric models achieved by means of multibeam survey and scattered high resolution seismic profiles. The morpho-bathymetric study highlighted some potential sites of geomorphological hazards, the most representative of which are: (i) two canyons developing from the upper slope off San Vito Cape down to the Erice basin; (ii) a dense network of small incisions across the upper slope; (iii) a very active landslide, developed onland and extending in the continental shelf close to the Scopello village. The geomorphological features that can generate submarine hazard are represented by: unstable sediment packages into canyon heads or along the upper slope; submarine canyons with regressive erosion; coastal landslides.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-12
Numero di pagine12
RivistaJournal of Maps
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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