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Volume 17, issue 12 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2335-2350, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-2335-2017
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Research article 19 Dec 2017

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.
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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...
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