Université de Neuchâtel

Quantification of strain rate in the Western Alps using geodesy: comparisons with seismotectonics

Delacou, Bastien ; Sue, Christian ; Nocquet, Jean-Mathieu ; Champagnac, Jean-Daniel ; Allanic, Cécile ; Burkhard, Martin

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2008, vol. 101, no. 2, p. 377-385

The contrasted seismotectonic regime of the Western Alps is characterized by radial extension in the high chain, combined with local compressive areas at the foothill of the belt, and everywhere occurrence of transcurrent tectonics. Here, we compare this seismotectonic regime to a large-scale compilation of GPS measurements in the Western Alpine realm. Our analysis is based on the raw GPS...