Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/7896
AuthorsGuarnieri, P.* 
Vinciguerra, S.* 
TitleFRACTAL PROPERTIES OF A NEOGENE FAULT SYSTEM IN NORTHWESTERN SICILY, ITALY
Issue Date2004
Series/Report no.1/12 (2004)
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/7896
KeywordsFractal Properties; Correlation Integral; Transcurrent Faults; Sicily
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.04. Geology::04.04.09. Structural geology 
AbstractA Neogene transcurrent fault system a ecting the Apenninic-Maghrebian thrust belt, located in northwestern Sicily, has been investigated using fractal analysis. The present-day structural setting of the sector between the Palermo and Madonie Mountains is the result of the superim- position, in space and time, of two distinct deformational events, a Miocene southeast-verging thrusting followed by Messinian to Pliocene strike-slip faulting, which cuts obliquely through the compressive fronts. The spatial distribution properties of the fault array were investigated by means of a fractal analysis. Fractal dimension was computed by adopting the correlation integral method. Fractal ranges have been evidenced between 350 and 3000 m. The fractal di- mension obtained for the whole array is D = 1:66. The scaling spatial distribution property of the fault array has been analyzed by calculating the fractal dimension with a moving window
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