Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Research article
10 Jun 2015
Research article |  | 10 Jun 2015

Subduction or delamination beneath the Apennines? Evidence from regional tomography

I. Koulakov, A. Jakovlev, I. Zabelina, F. Roure, S. Cloetingh, S. El Khrepy, and N. Al-Arifi

Related authors

Seismic structure beneath the Gulf of Aqaba and adjacent areas based on the tomographic inversion of regional earthquake data
Sami El Khrepy, Ivan Koulakov, Nassir Al-Arifi, and Alexey G. Petrunin
Solid Earth, 7, 965–978,,, 2016
Short summary
Variations of the crustal thickness in Nepal Himalayas based on tomographic inversion of regional earthquake data
I. Koulakov, G. Maksotova, S. Mukhopadhyay, J. Raoof, J. R. Kayal, A. Jakovlev, and A. Vasilevsky
Solid Earth, 6, 207–216,,, 2015
Short summary
Evidence of magma activation beneath the Harrat Lunayyir basaltic field (Saudi Arabia) from attenuation tomography
I. Koulakov, S. El Khrepy, N. Al-Arifi, I. Sychev, and P. Kuznetsov
Solid Earth, 5, 873–882,,, 2014
Segmentation of the Izu-Bonin and Mariana slabs based on the analysis of the Benioff seismicity distribution and regional tomography results
K. Jaxybulatov, I. Koulakov, and N. L. Dobretsov
Solid Earth, 4, 59–73,,, 2013

Related subject area

Ocean bottom seismometer (OBS) noise reduction from horizontal and vertical components using harmonic–percussive separation algorithms
Zahra Zali, Theresa Rein, Frank Krüger, Matthias Ohrnberger, and Frank Scherbaum
Solid Earth, 14, 181–195,,, 2023
Short summary
Probing environmental and tectonic changes underneath Ciudad de México with the urban seismic field
Laura Ermert, Enrique Cabral-Cano, Estelle Chaussard, Dario Solano-Rojas, Luis Quintanar, Diana Morales Padilla, Enrique A. Fernandez-Torres, and Marine A. Denolle
EGUsphere,,, 2023
Short summary
Towards real-time seismic monitoring of a geothermal plant using Distributed Acoustic Sensing
Jerome Azzola, Katja Thiemann, and Emmanuel Gaucher
EGUsphere,,, 2022
Short summary
Constraints on fracture distribution in the Los Humeros geothermal field from beamforming of ambient seismic noise
Heather Kennedy, Katrin Löer, and Amy Gilligan
Solid Earth, 13, 1843–1858,,, 2022
Short summary
Mapping the basement of the Cerdanya Basin (Eastern Pyrenees) using seismic ambient noise
Jordi Diaz, Sergi Ventosa, Martin Schimmel, Mario Ruiz, Albert Macau, Anna Gabàs, David Martí, Özgenç Akin, and Jaume Vergés
EGUsphere,,, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Alessandrini, B., Beranzoli, L., Mele, F. M.: 3-D crustal P-wave velocity tomography of the Italian region using local and regional seismicity data, Ann. Geophys., 38, 189-211, 1995.
Amato, A., Alessandrini, B., Cimini, G., Frepoli, A., Selvaggi, G.: Active and remnant subducted slabs beneath Italy: evidence from seismic tomography, Ann. Geofis., 36, 201–214, 1993.
Bijwaard, H. and Spakman, W.: Nonlinear global P-wave tomography by iterated linearised inversion, Geophys. J. Int., 141, 71–82, 2000.
Bijwaard, H., Spakman, W., Engdahl, and E. R.: Closing the gap between regional and global travel time tomography, J. Geophys. Res.-Sol. Ea., 103, 30055–30078, 1998.
Boschi, L., Ekström, G., and Kustowski, B.: Multiple resolution surface wave tomography: the Mediterranean basin, Geophys. J. Int., 157, 293–304, 2004.
Short summary
A new regional seismic tomography model of the upper mantle beneath Italy is presented. Here we identify a high-velocity anomaly, identifiable as a long, narrow sausage-shaped body with a steeply dipping part down to a depth of 400km and then expanding horizontally over ~400km. We propose that it could be made up of infra continental lithospheric mantle of Adria, which is progressively delaminated, whereas its overlying crust becomes progressively accreted into the Apenninic tectonic wedge.