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A Strainmeter Array Along the Alto Tiberina Fault System, Central Italy

Project Acronym: STAR | State: Operational Phase | Expedition ID: 5070

The Alto Tiberina fault (ATF) in the Northern Apennines is a low-angle normal fault. It is being monitored by The Alto Tiberina Near Fault Observatory (TABOO), a multidisciplinary research infrastructure managed by INGV and part of the European Plate Observing System.

A STrainmeter ARray in shallow boreholes (STAR) will complement and enhance TABOO. STAR will consist of six 80-160 m deep vertical boreholes covering the portion of the ATF that exhibits REs at shallow depth (~4 km), instrumented with strainmeters, downhole seismometers and pressure transducers.

Keywords: Europe, Italy, Creeping, Earthquakes, Monitoring, Strainmeters

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September 2021 - June 2022, cuttings & installation of strainmeters in the boreholes


Full Proposal Approved