Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
29 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 29 Jan 2024

Networks of geometrically coherent faults accommodate Alpine tectonic inversion offshore southwestern Iberia

Tiago M. Alves


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1671', Gang Rao, 08 Sep 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1671', Gang Rao, 09 Sep 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Tiago Alves, 21 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1671', Oscar Fernandez, 06 Oct 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Tiago Alves, 19 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Tiago Alves on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Oct 2023) by Yang Chu
RR by Gang Rao (12 Nov 2023)
ED: Publish as is (16 Nov 2023) by Yang Chu
ED: Publish as is (20 Nov 2023) by Federico Rossetti (Executive editor)
AR by Tiago Alves on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Tiago Alves on behalf of the Authors (24 Jan 2024)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (24 Jan 2024) by Yang Chu
Short summary
Alpine tectonic inversion is reviewed for southwestern Iberia, known for its historical earthquakes and tsunamis. High-quality 2D seismic data image 26 faults mapped to a depth exceeding 10 km. Normal faults accommodated important vertical uplift and shortening. They are 100–250 km long and may generate earthquakes with Mw > 8.0. Regions of Late Mesozoic magmatism comprise thickened, harder crust, forming lateral buttresses to compression and promoting the development of fold-and-thrust belts.