Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Research article
13 Apr 2021
Research article |  | 13 Apr 2021

Mapping and evaluating kinematics and the stress and strain field at active faults and fissures: a comparison between field and drone data at the NE rift, Mt Etna (Italy)

Alessandro Tibaldi, Noemi Corti, Emanuela De Beni, Fabio Luca Bonali, Susanna Falsaperla, Horst Langer, Marco Neri, Massimo Cantarero, Danilo Reitano, and Luca Fallati


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2020-211', Daniele Trippanera, 10 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alessandro Tibaldi, 23 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2020-211', Roberto Emanuele Rizzo, 18 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alessandro Tibaldi, 23 Feb 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alessandro Tibaldi on behalf of the Authors (25 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Mar 2021) by Luca De Siena
ED: Publish as is (01 Mar 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Alessandro Tibaldi on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (07 Apr 2021) by Luca De Siena
Short summary
The Northeast Rift of Mt Etna is affected by ground deformation linked to gravity sliding of the volcano flank and dike injection. Drone surveys show that the rift is affected by NE-striking extensional fractures and normal faults. Given an age of 1614 CE for the offset lavas, we obtained an extension rate of 1.9 cm yr−1 for the last 406 years. The stress field is characterised by a NW–SE σHmin. Drone surveys allow us to quickly collect data with a resolution of 2–3 cm.