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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2335-2350, 2017
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Research article
19 Dec 2017
Structural analysis of S-wave seismics around an urban sinkhole: evidence of enhanced dissolution in a strike-slip fault zone
Sonja H. Wadas et al.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'geophysics, seismic profiles, sinkholes', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Sep 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Comments', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Sep 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Author response to Referee comments RC1 and RC2', Sonja Wadas, 21 Sep 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Nov 2017) by Mario Parise  
AR by Sonja Wadas on behalf of the Authors (09 Nov 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2017) by Mario Parise
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Short summary
In 2010 a sinkhole opened up in the urban area of Schmalkalden, Germany. Shear-wave reflection seismic profiles were carried out around the sinkhole to investigate the reasons for the collapse. A strike-slip fault and a fracture network were identified that serve as fluid pathways for water-leaching soluble rocks near the surface. The more complex the fault geometry and interaction between faults, the more prone an area is to sinkhole occurrence.
In 2010 a sinkhole opened up in the urban area of Schmalkalden, Germany. Shear-wave reflection...