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Plio-Pleistocene fault pattern of the Feldbiss fault system (southern border of the Roer Valley Graben, Belgium) based on high resolution reflection seismic data

  • M. Dusar (a1), J. Rijpens (a2), M. Sintubin (a3) and L. Wouters (a4)

Abstract

A high-resolution reflection seismic survey was carried out in 1999 over the Feldbiss fault system, the southern border of the Roer Valley graben, in Belgium. Six profile-lines with total length of 13982 m provided information on the 40-600 m depth range, covering Lower Pleistocene to Miocene strata with special emphasis on the Plio-Pleistocene Kieseloolite formation. Data quality depends on near-surface conditions and on degree of deformation in some fault zones, with better results for seismic detonator sources compared to vibroseis sources. The new data confirm the segmented character of the fault system with occurrence of fault bends, relay ramps and branching of overlapping fault sequences, testifying of the strong tectonic activity during the lower Pleistocene. Antiform structures along the Bichterweerd scarp, relaying the Feldbiss to the Geleen fault in the Meuse valley, are presented as a model for the Tertiary evolution of the Bree Uplift.

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1 Geological Survey of Belgium, Jenner str 13, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium; e-mail: michiel.dusar@pophost.eunet.be

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Plio-Pleistocene fault pattern of the Feldbiss fault system (southern border of the Roer Valley Graben, Belgium) based on high resolution reflection seismic data

  • M. Dusar (a1), J. Rijpens (a2), M. Sintubin (a3) and L. Wouters (a4)

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