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Large Landslides in Sea-Cliff Areas of the Central Adriatic Coast (Italy)

  • Domenico Aringoli
  • Marcello Buccolini
  • Marco MaterazziEmail author
  • Bernardino Gentili
  • Gilberto Pambianchi
  • Nicola Sciarra
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Abstract

The present work deals on an example of large landslide at Marina di Altidona, along the central Italy Adriatic coast, representative of many situations observed along the sea-cliff areas of the Marche and the Abruzzo regions; all these phenomena are located in areas which correspond to the most uplifted sectors during the Quaternary. The data collected, allow to hypothesize a past activation of a huge mass movement along a deep sliding surface, presently submarine. It was related to the high relief connected to the strong tectonic uplift of the middle-upper Pleistocene, to which a probable high seismicity was also associated. The validation of the geomorphological model has been carried out by applying a Finite Difference Numerical Code (FLAC_2D) to a huge gravitational movement and, in particular, by characterizing the dynamic evolution along significant transects.

Keywords

Mass movement Sea-cliffs Tectonic uplift FLAC_2D Central Italy 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors wish to thank the anonymous reviewers for their critical review.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domenico Aringoli
    • 1
  • Marcello Buccolini
    • 2
  • Marco Materazzi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bernardino Gentili
    • 3
  • Gilberto Pambianchi
    • 1
  • Nicola Sciarra
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Camerino (Italy), School of Environmental SciencesCamerinoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Geotechnologies for the Environment and the TerritoryUniversity of Chieti (Italy)ChietiItaly
  3. 3.University of Camerino (Italy), School of Architecture and Design “Edoardo Vittoria”Ascoli PicenoItaly

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