MOLE Drilling Project

Multidisciplinary Observatory and Laboratory of Experiments along a drilling in Central Italy

This Drilling Project is aimed to investigate the shallow crust and the inner structure of normal faults in Central Apennines to get physical constraints on the processes controlling faulting and earthquake mechanics. The project is motivated by the need to answer to several fundamental questions concerning:

 

  1. the low angle normal fault paradox and
  2. the geophysical and geochemical processes controlling normal faulting and earthquake ruptures during moderate-to-large seismic events.

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