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Geotechnical properties and preliminary assessment of sediment stability on the continental slope of the northwestern Alboran Sea

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02084926

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Abstract

Laboratory analysis of core samples from the western Alboran Sea slope reveal a large variability in texture and geotechnical properties. Stability analysis suggests that the sediment is stable under static gravitational loading but potentially unstable under seismic loading. Slope failures may occur if horizontal ground accelerations greater than 0.16 g are seismically induced. The, Alboran Sea is an active region, on which earthquakes inducing accelerations big enough to exceed the shear strength of the soft soil may occur. Test results contrast with the apparent stability deduced from seismic profiles. ?? 1992 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geotechnical properties and preliminary assessment of sediment stability on the continental slope of the northwestern Alboran Sea
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02084926
Volume
12
Issue:
2-3
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
150
Last page:
156
Number of Pages:
7