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Authors: Ciancabilla, N.* 
Ditta, M.* 
Italiano, F.* 
Martinelli, G.* 
Title: The Porretta thermal springs (Northern Apennines): seismogenic structures and long-term geochemical monitoring
Journal: Annals of Geophysics 
Series/Report no.: 4/50 (2007)
Publisher: Editrice Compositori
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Keywords: Fluids
Tectonic lines
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.07. Tectonophysics::04.07.99. General or miscellaneous 
Abstract: The thermal springs of Porretta are located on a seismically active area of the Northern Apennines. In 19th Century a chemist identified anomalous behaviour of the thermal waters in concomitance with local seismic events. Recent studies assessed the geochemical features of the circulating fluids (e.g., waters carry a dissolved CH4-dominated gas phase with a radiogenic signature of the helium isotopic ratio) and observed anomalous hydrologic and geochemical signals possibly related to crustal strain phenomena due to local seismic events. Long-term geochemical monitoring was carried out from 2001 to 2006 with the aim of detecting the behaviour of the circulating fluids possibly coinciding with seismic activity. The collected data reveal a sensitivity of the thermal waters to the activity of the main fault crossing the village of Porretta and identify a «seismogenic» structure crossing the village.
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