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European scientists and engineers are joining their efforts to investigate fault mechanics, its relationship with earthquakes, fluid flow and the related hazards in the Corinth rift.

The Corinth Rift Laboratory (CRL) is centered between the cities of Patras to the west and Aigion to the east. It is one of the most seismically active zones in Europe.corinthe_2014_21a

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JPEG - 225.4 kbGeological map (Moretti et al, 2003) ) – The Gulf of Corinth: an active half graben?, J. of Geodynamics,36 323-340, 2003

JPEG - 62 kbCompilation of main basement cutting faults of the western Corinth rift from M. Ford (2009) – Data from Ford et al., 2007; Rohais et al., 2007; Flotté et al., 2006, Moretti et al., 2003; Bell et al., 2008. Pre-rifting thrust sheet lithologies are shown in blue and syn-rift sediments in pale yellow.

JPEG - 191 kbBathymetry (HCMR, Greece)




in blue : Publications based on data acquired in the CRL NFO

- Apostolidis, P., Raptakis, D., Pandi, K., Manakou, M. and Pitilakis, K. , Definition of subsoil structure and preliminary ground response in Aigion city (Greece) using microtremor and earthquakes, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 26, pp. 922-940 (2006) PDF

- Armijo, R., B. Meyer, G. King, A. Rigo, D., Papastamatiou, Quaternary evolution of the Corinth rift and its implications for the Late Cenozoic evolution of the Aegean, Geophys. J. Int., 126, 11-53, 1996 PDF

- Avallone A., P. Briole, A.M. Agatza-Balodimou, H. Billiris, O. Charade, C. Mitsakaki, A. Nercessian, K. Papazissi, D. Paradissis, G, Veis, Analysis of eleven years of deformation measured by GPS in the Corinth Rift Laboratory area, C.R. Geoscience, 336, 301-312, 2004

- Backert N., Ford M., Malartre F. Architecture and sedimentology of the Kerinitis Gilbert-type fan delta, Corinth Rift, Greece , SEDIMENTOLOGY, 57, 543-586, 2010

- Baker C., Hatzfeld D., Lyon Caen H., Papadimitriou E., Rigo A, Earthquake mechanisms of the Adriatic Sea and Western Greece., Geophys. J. Int., 131, 559594, 1997 PDF

- Beck C. et al., Late Quaternary co-seismic sedimentation in the Sea of Marmara’s deep basins, Sedimentary Geology 199 (2007) 65–89 PDF

- Beckers, A., Mortier, C., Beck C., Hubert-Ferrari, A., Reyss, J.-L., Albini, P., Develle, A.-L., Tripsanas, E., Sakellariou, D., Crouzet, C., Rovida, A. and Scotti, O., Sedimentary impacts of recent moderate earthquakes in different settings in the Western Gulf of Corinth, Greece, extended abstract, 6th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archaeoseismology, 19-24 April 2015, Pescina, Fucino Basin, Italy, 2015 PDF

- Beckers, A., Hubert, A., Beck, C., Bodeux, S., Tripsanas, E., Sakellariou, D., & De Batist, M., Active faulting at the western tip of the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, from high-resolution seismic data. Marine Geology 360, 55-69, 2015 PDF

- Bell R., L. McNeill, J. Bull, T. Henstock, R. Collier and R. Leeder, Fault Architecture, basin structure and evolution of the Gulf of Corinth Rift, central Greece, Basin Research, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2009.00401.x, 2009 PDF

- Bell R., L.C. McNeill, T. J. Henstock and J. M. Bull, Comparing extension on multiple time and depth scales in the Corinth Rift, Central Greece, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05077.x, Geophys. J. Int.,186, 463–470, 2011 PDF

- Bernard, P., F. Boudin, S. Sacks, A. Linde, P.-A. Blum, C. Courteille, M.-F. Esnoult, H. Castarède, S. Felekis, and H. Billiris ; Continuous strain and tilt monitoring on the Trizonia island, Rift of Corinth, Greece, C.R. Geoscience, 336, 313-324, 2004

- Bernard, P., P. Pinettes, P.M. Hatzidimitriou, E.M. Scordilis, G. Veis, and P. Milas ; From precursors to prediction: A few recent cases from Greece, Geophys. J. Int., 131, 467-477 ; 1997

- Bernard, P., G. Chouliaras, A. Tzanis, P. Briole, M.-P. Bouin, J. Tellez, G. Stavrakakis, and K. Makropoulos ; Seismic and electrical anisotropy in the Mornos delta, Gulf of Corinth, Greece, and its relationship with GPS strain measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett. 24, 2227-2230 ; 1997 PDF

- Bernard, P., P. Briole, B. Meyer, H. Lyon-Caen, et al., The Ms=6.2, June 15, 1995 Aigion earthquake (Greece): evidence for low angle normal faulting in the Corinth rift, Journal of Seismology,1, 131-150, 1997 PDF

- Bernard, P., H. Lyon-Caen, P. Briole, A. Deschamps, F. Boudin, K. Makropoulos , P. Papadimitriou, F. Lemeille, G. Patau, H. Billiris, D. Paradissis, K. Papazissi, H. Castarède, O. Charade, A. Nercessian, A. Avallone, F. Pacchiani, J. Zahradnik, S. Sacks, and A. Linde, Seismicity, Deformation and seismic hazard in the western rift of Corinth : New insights from the Corinth Rift Laboratory (CRL) , Tectonophysics, 426,7–30, 2006 PDF

- Bouin, M.-P., J. Tellez, and P. Bernard, Seismic anisotropy around the Gulf of Corinth (Greece) deduced from three-component seismograms of local earthquakes and its relationship with crustal strain, J. Geophysical Res., 101, 5707-5811, 1995

- Bourouis S. and F.H. Cornet, Microseismic activity and fluid fault interactions: Some results from the Corinth Rift Laboratory (CRL), Greece, Geophys. J. Int., 2009 PDF

- Briole, P.; Rigo, A.; Lyon-Caen, H.; Ruegg, J.C.; Papazissi, K.; Mitsakaki, C.; Balodimou, A.; Veis, G.; Hatzfeld, D. and Deschamps, A.; Results from repeated Global Positioning System surveys between 1990 and 1995, J. Geophys. Res.,105, 25605—25625, 2001. PDF

- Burton, P. W., Y. Xu, G-A. Tselentis, E. Sokos and W. Aspinall, Strong Ground acceleration seismic hazard in Greece ; Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering, 23, 159-181 ; 2003

- Campos, C., Beck, C., Crouzet, C., Carrillo, E., Van Welden, A., Tripsanas, E., 2013. Late Quaternary paleoseismic sedimentary archive from deep central Gulf of Corinth: time distribution of inferred earthquake-induced layers. Annals of Geophysics 56 (6), S0670, 2013 PDF

- Canitano, A., P. Bernard, A. Linde, and S. Sacks, Analysis of signals of a borehole strainmeter in the western rift of Corinth, Greece, Journal of Geodetic Science, DOI: 10.2478/jogs-2013-0011 , 2013. PDF

- Canitano, A., P. Bernard, A. Linde, S. Sacks, and F. Boudin, Correcting high resolution borehole strainmeter data from complex external influences and uncomplete solid coupling : the case of Trizonia, rift of Corinth (Greece), Pure and App. Geoph., doi10.1007/s00024-013-0742-2, 2013

- Cattin, R., P. Briole, H. Lyon-Caen, P. Bernard, and P. Pinettes ; Effects of superficial layers on coseismic displacements for a dip-slip fault and geophysical implications ; Geophys. J. Int. 137, 149-158 ; 1999 PDF

- Causse C. , I. Moretti, R. Eschard, L. Micarelli, B. Ghaleb and N. Frank, Kinematics of the Corinth Gulf inferred from calcite dating and syntectonic sedimentary characteristics ; C. R. Geoscience ,336 ,281-290, 2004 PDF

- Chambon G., Scmittbuhl J., Corfdir A., Orellana N., Diraison M., Géraud Y., Effective fault core thickness : from laboratory experiments to field scale observations, Tectonophysics, 426, 77-94, 2006

-  Chéry J., Core complex mechanics: From the Gulf of Corinth to the Snake Range, Geology, 29, 439-442, 2001 PDF

- Cianetti S, Tinti E, Giunchi C, et al., Modelling deformation rates in the western Gulf of Corinth: rheological constraints, Geophys. J. Int., 174, 749-757, 2008 PDF

- Clarke, P. J., R. R. Davies, P. C. England, B. Parsons, H. Billiris, D. Paradissis, G. Veis, P. A. Cross, P. H. Denys, V. Ashkenazi, R. Bingley, H. G. Kahle, M. V. Muller, and P. Briole, Crustal strain in central Greece from repeated GPS measurements in the interval 19891997, Geophys. J. Int., 135, p. 195-214, 1998

- Cociani, L., C.J. Bean, H. Lyon-Caen, F. Pacchiani, and A. Deschamps, Coseismic velocity variations caused by static stress changes associated with the 2001 Mw=4.3 Agios Ioanis earthquake in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece., J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JB006859, 2010 PDF

- Collier R., D. Pantosti, G. D’Addezio, P.M. De Martini, E. Masana, and D. Sakellariou, Paleoseismicity of the 1981 Corinth earthquake fault: seismic contribution to extensional strain in central greece and implications for seismic hazard, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 30001-30020, 1998

- Cornet, F.H., P. Bernard, and I. Moretti ; The Corinth Rift Laboratory, C.R. Geoscience, 336, 235-242, 2004

- Cornet F.H., M.L. Doan, I. Moretti and G. Borm, Drilling through the active Aigion Fault : The AIG10 well observatory, C.R. Geoscience, 336, pp 395-406, 2004

- Daniel, J.M., I. Moretti, L. Micarelli, S. Essautier Chuyne & C. Delle Piane, Macroscopic structural analysis of Ag10 Well (Gulf of Corinth, Greece), C. R. Geoscience, 336 , 425-434, 2004 PDF

- De Martini P.M., D. Pantosti, N. Palyvos, F. Lemeille, L. McNeill and R. Collier ; Slip rates of the Aigion and Eliki faults from uplifted marine terraces, Corinth Gulf, Greece, C. R. Geoscience, 336, 325-334; 2004

- Dublanchet, P, P. Bernard, and P. Favreau, Interactions and triggering in a 3-D rate-and-state asperity model, J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1002/jgrb.50187, 2013. PDF

- Dublanchet, P., P. Bernard, and P. Favreau (2013), Creep modulation of Omori law generated by a Coulomb stress perturbation in a 3-D rate-and-state asperity model, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 118, 4774–4793, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50311, 2013. PDF

- Doan M. L. and F. H. Cornet : Small pressure drop triggered near a fault by small teleseismic waves, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 258, 2007, 207-218 PDF

- Doan M.L. and F.H. Cornet, Thermal anomaly near the aigio fault, gulf of Corinth, Greece, maybe due to convection below the fault, Geoph. Res. Lett, 34, L06314, 2007 PDF

- Flotté N., Plagnes V., Sorel D., Benedicto A. ; U/Th and stratigraphic dating of a quaternary fault’s death. The Xylokastro-Loutro fault, northern Peloponnesus, Greece , Geophys. Res. Lett., 28 (19), 3769-3772 ; 2001

- Flotté N., Sorel D, Muller C, et al., Along strike changes in the structural evolution over a brittle detachment fault: Example of the Pleistocene Corinth-Patras rift (Greece), Tectonophysics, 403, 77-94, 2005

- Floyd M. A.; Billiris H.; Paradissis D.; et al., A new velocity field for Greece: Implications for the kinematics and dynamics of the Aegean, J. Geophys. Res.,115, B10403, doi: 10.1029/2009JB007040, 2010 PDF

- Ford, M., Williams, E.A. and Malartre, F., Stratigraphic Architecture, sedimentology and structure of the Vouraikos Gilbert-type delta, Gulf of Corinth, Greece, Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists, ed. C. Paola, G.J. Nichols and E.A. Williams, 44-90, 2007 PDF

- Ford, M. Rohais, S. Backert, N., The Corinth Rift and its giant Gilbert-type fan deltas, AAPG and AAPG European Region Energy Conference and Exhibition, Athens, Greece, Guide to Fieldtrip No. 4, 109 pp., 2007

- Ford M., S. Rohais, E. Williams, S. Bourlange, D. Jousselin, N. Backert, F. Malartre, Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the western Corinth rift (Central Greece), Basin Researcch, Volume: 25,3-25, DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2117.2012.00550.x, 2013- Frima C., I. Moretti, E. Brosse, F. Quattrocchi and L. Pizzino ; Can Diagenetic Processes Influence the Short Term Hydraulic Behaviour Evolution of a Fault?, Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Rev. IFP, 60, 213-230, 2005 PDF

- Gallovic F., J. Zahradnık, D. Krızova, V. Plicka, E. Sokos, A. Serpetsidaki, and G-A. Tselentis, From Earthquake Centroid to Spatial-Temporal Rupture Evolution: Mw 6.3 Movri Mountain Earthquake, June 8, 2008, Greece, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2009 PDF

- Ganas A., E. Serpelloni, G. Drakatos, M. Kolligri, I. Adamis, Ch. Tsimi, E. Batsi , The Mw 6.4 SW-Achaia (Western Greece) Earthquake of 8 June 2008: Seismological, Field, GPS Observations, and Stress Modeling, J. of Earthquake Engineering, 13:1101–1124, 2009 PDF

- Gautier S., Latorre D., Virieux J., Deschamps A., Skarpelos C., Sotiriou A., Serpetsidaxi A. and Tselentis A., A new passive tomography of the Aigion area (Gulf of Corinth, Greece) from the 2002 dataset, Pageoph, 163, 431-453, doi : 10.1007/500024-005-0033-7, 2006

- Gautier, S., J. Virieux and G. Nolet, Finite-frequency tomography in a crustal environment: application to the western part of the Gulf of Corinth, Geophysical Prospecting, 56, 493-526, 2008

- Géraud Y., M. Diraison and N Orellana; Fault zone geometry of a mature active normal fault: a potential high permeability channel (Pirgaki fault, Corinth rift, Greece), Tectonophysics, 426, 61-76, 2006

- Ghisetti F. and L. Vezzani, Plio-Pleistocene sedimentation and fault segmentation in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece) controlled by inherited structural fabric, C.R. Geosciences, 336, 243-250, 2004

- Ghisetti F. and L. Vezzani, Inherited structural controls on normal fault architecture in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece), Tectonics, 24, doi:10.1029/2004TC001696, 2005 PDF

- Giurgea V., D. Rettenmaier, L. Pizzino, I. Unkel, H. Hötzl, A. Förster, F. Quatrocchi, Preliminary hydrogeological interpretation of the Aigion area from the AIG10 borehole data, C.R. Geoscience, 336, 467-476, 2004

- Godano M., A. Deschamps, S. Lambotte, H. Lyon-Caen,P. Bernard and F. Pacchiani, Focal mechanisms of earthquake multiplets in the western part of the Corinth Rift (Greece): influence of the velocity model and constraints on the geometry of the active faults, Geophys. J. Int. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu059, 2014 PDF

- Godano M.,Bernard P., and Dublanchet P., Bayesian inversion of seismic spectral ratio for source scaling: Application to a persistent multiplet in the western Corinth rift, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JB012217, 2015 PDF

- Gueydan, F., C. Mehl, et al., Stress-strain rate history of a mid-crustal shear zone and the onset of brittle deformation inferred from quartz recrystallized grain size. Deformation, rheology and tectonics; from minerals to the lithosphere. D. Gapais, J. P. Brun and P. R. Cobbold, Geological Society of London. 243: 127-142, 2005

- Haslinger, H., Kissling, E., Ansorge, J., Hatzfeld, D., Papadimitriou, E., Karakostas, V., Makropoulos, K., Kahle, H.-G., and Peter, Y. ; 3D Crustal Structure from Local Earthquake Tomography Around the Gulf of Arta (Ionian region, NW Greece), Tectonophysics

- Hatzfeld, D., D. Kementzetzidou, V. Karakostas, M. Ziazia, S. Nothard, D. Diagourtas, A. Deschamps, G. Karakaisis, P. Papadimitriou, M. Scordilis, R. Smith, N. Voulgaris, S. Kiratzi, K. Makropoulos, M.-P. Bouin, and P. Bernard ; The Galaxidi earthquake of 18 November, 1992: a possible asperity within the normal fault system of the Gulf of Corinth (Greece) ; Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 86, 1987-1991 ; 1996 PDF

- Hatzfeld, D., Karakostas, V., Ziazia, M., Kassaras, I., Papadimitriou, E., Makropoulos, K.C., Voulgaris, N. and Paopaioannou, C. ; Microseismicity and faulting geometry in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece), Geophys. J. Int., 141, 438-456, 2000 PDF

- Hemelsdael, R. and Ford, M. 2015 Relay zone evolution: A history of repeated fault propagation and linkage, central Corinth rift, Greece, Basin Research, vol 27, doi: 10.1111/bre.12101 PDF

- Henry P. and Moretti I., The understanding of fault activity Natural laboratories and other trial, Tectonophysics, 426, 1-2, 2006 PDF

- Hubert A. , G. King, R. Armijo, B. Meyer, D. Papanastasiou, Fault re-activation, stress interaction and rupture propagation of the 198 1 Corinth earthquake sequence, Earth and Plan. Science Lett., 142, 573-585, 1996 PDF

- Jansky J, Zahradnik J, Sokos E, et al., Relocation of the 2001 earthquake sequence in Aegion, Greece, Studia Geophysica et Geodica, 48, 331-344, 2004 PDF

- Jansky, J., V. Plicka, H. LyonCaen, and O. Novotny, Estimation of velocity in the uppermost crust in a part of the western Gulf of Corinth, Greece, from the inversion of P and S arrival times using the neighbourhood algorithm, J. Seismol., 11, 199- 204, 2007

- Jolivet, L., V. Famin, et al., Progressive strain localisation, boudinage and extensional metamorphic complexes, the Aegean Sea case. Gneiss domes in orogeny. D. L. Whitney, C. Teyssier and C. S. Siddoway. Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America: 185-210, 2004

- Jolivet L., Labrousse L., Agard P. et al., Rifting and shallow-dipping detachments, clues from the Corinth Rift and the Aegean, Tectonophysics, 483,287-304,doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.11.001, 2010 PDF

- Kapetanidis V. and P. Papadimitriou, Estimation of arrival-times in intense seismic sequences using a Master-Events methodology based on waveform similarity, Geophys. J. Int.,187, 889–917, 2011 PDF

- King G., Z. X. Ouyang, P. Papadimitriou, A. Deschamps, J. Gagnepain, G. Houseman, J. A. Jackson, C. Soufleris, J. Virieux, The evolution of the Gulf of Corinth (Greece): an aftershock study of the 1981 earthquakes, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 80, 677-693, 1985

- Kiratzi A., E. Sokos, A. Ganas, A. Tselentis, C. Benetatos, Z. Roumelioti, A. Serpetsidaki, G. Andriopoulos, O. Galanis, P. Petrou, The April 2007 earthquake swarm near Lake Trichonis and implications for active tectonics in western Greece, Tectonophysics, 452, 51–65, 2008 PDF

- Kontoes C.C., Elias P., Sykioti O., Briole P., Remy D., Sachpazi M., Veis G., Kotsis I., Displacement field mapping and fault modeling of the September 7th, 1999 Athens earthquake based on ERS-2 satellite radar interferometry, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 24, 3989-3992, 2000

- Kortekaas S., G. A. Papadopoulos, A. Ganas, A. B. Cundy, and A. Diakantoni, Geological identification of historical tsunamis in the Gulf of Corinth, Central Greece, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., doi:10.5194/nhess-11-2029-2011, 11, 2029–2041, 2011 PDF

- Koukouvelas I. and D. Papoulis, Fluid involvement in the active Helike normal Fault, Gulf of Corinth, Greece, Journal of Structural Geology, 31, 237–250, 2009 PDF
- Labaume P., E. Carrio-Schaffhauser, J.F. Gamond, F. Renard, Deformation mechanisms and fluid driven mass transfers in the recent fault zones of the Corinth rift (Greece), C.R. Geoscience, 336, 375-384, 2004

- Lambotte S., H. Lyon-Caen, P. Benard, A. Deschamps, G. Patau, A. Nercessian, F. Pacchiani, S. Bourouis, M. Drilleau and P. Adamova, Reassessment of the rifting process in theWestern Corinth Rift from relocated seismicity, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu096, 2014 PDF

- Latorre D., J. Virieux, T. Monfret and H. Lyon-Caen, Converted seismic wave investigation in the gulf of Corinth from local earthquakes, C. R. Geoscience, 336, 259-267, 2004 PDF

- Latorre D., J. Virieux, T. Monfret, V. Monteiller, T. Vanorio, J.L. Got and H. Lyon-Caen, A new seismic tomography of Aigion area (Gulf of Corinth-Greece) from the 1991 dataset, Geophys. J. Int., 159, 1013-1031, 2004 PDF

- Lebourg T., S. El Bedoui, M. Hernandez, Control of slope deformations in high seismic area: Results from the Gulf of Corinth observatory site (Greece), Engineering Geology,108, 3-4, 295-303, 2009 PDF

- Lecomte E., L. Le Pourhiet, O. Lacombe and L. Jolivet, A continuum mechanics approach to quantify brittle strain on weak faults: application to the extensional reactivation of shallow dipping discontinuities, Geophys. J. Int., (2011) 184, 1–11, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04821.x, 2011 PDF

- Lecomte E., L. Le Pourhiet and O. Lacombe, Mechanical basis for slip along low-angle normal faults, Geophys. Res. Lett., VOL. 39, L03307, doi:10.1029/2011GL050756, 2012 PDF

- Leeder, MR; Portman, C; Andrews, JE; Collier, REL; Finch, E; McNeill, LC; Perez-Arlucea, M; Green, PR; Rowe, P, Normal faulting and crustal deformation, Alkyonides Gulf and Perachora peninsula, eastern Gulf of Corinth rift basin, Greece, Journal of the Geological Society, 162, 549-562, 2005 doi:10.1144/0016-764904-075

- Lemeille F., F. Chatoupis, M. Foumelis, D. Rettenmaier, I. Unkel, L. Micarelli, I. Moretti, C. Bourdillon, C. Guernet, C. Müller, Recent syn-rift deposits in the hanging wall of the Aigion Fault, C. R. Geoscince, 336, 281-290, 2004

- Lemeille F., Sorel D., Bourdillon C., Guernet C., Manakou M. et Berge-Thierry C. ; Quantification de la déformation associée à la faille d’Aigion (Golfe de Corinthe, Grèce) par l’étude des dépôts du Pléistocène supérieur et de la transgression marine holocène, C. R.Géoscience, 334, 2002

- Leonardi V. and P. Gavrilenko, Hydrologic measurements in wells in the Aigion area (Corinth Gulf, Greece): Preliminary results, C.R. Geoscience, 336, 385-394, 2004

- Le Pourhiet L., E.Burov, I.Moretti ; Initial crustal thickness geometry controls on the extension in a back arc domain: case of the Gulf of Corinth, Tectonics, 22, 1032-1041, 2003

- Le Pourhiet L., E.Burov and I.Moretti, Rifting through a stack of inhomogeneous thrusts (the dipping pie concept), Tectonics, doi:10.1029/2003TC001584, 2004 PDF

- Le Pourhiet L., L. Mattioni, I. Moretti, 3D perspectives of rifting through inherited stack of nappe in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece): a mixed physical/ numerical approach. Geological Society of London Special Publication n°253, 232-241, 2006

- Le Pourhiet L., I. Moretti, L. Mattioni, Extension through a heterogeneous crust. The case of the gulf of corinth (greece). Part II: numerical versus analogue modeling approach, Bollettino di Geofisica, 45, 237-241, 2004

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- Lykousis V., Sakellariou D. and Papanikolaou D. ; Sequence stratigraphy in the northern margin of the Gulf of Corinth: Implications to Upper Quaternary basin evolution, Bull. Geol. Soc. Greece, 32, 157-165, 1998

- Lykousis V, Sakellariou, D. and Rousakis G. ; Prodelta slope stability and associated coastal hazards in tectonically active margins: Gulf of Corinth (NE Mediterranean), In: J. Locat and J. Mienert (eds) Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, 433-440, 2003

- Lykoussis V., D. Sakellariou, I. Moretti and H. Kaberi, Quaternary basin evolution of the Gulf of Corinth: sequence stratigraphy, sedimentation, fault slip and subsidence rates, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2006.11.007 PDF

- Lyon-Caen, H., P. Papadimitriou, A. Deschamps, P. Bernard, K. Makropoulos, F. Pacchiani, G. Patau ; First results of CRLN seismic arraay in the western Corinth rift: evidence for old fault reactivation, C.R. Geoscience, 336, 343-352, 2004 PDF

- Makropoulos, K., Diagourtas, D., Voulgaris, N., Drakopoulos, J., A study of Site Effects on Strong Motion Records Obtained from Local Network Around Gulf of Corinth, (Central Greece), In V. Schenk (ed), Earthquake Hazard and Risk, 241-252, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996

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- Malartre F., M. Ford and E.A. Williams, Preliminary biostratigraphy and 3D geometry of the Vouraikos Gilbert-type fan delta, Gulf of Corinth, Greece C.R. Geoscience, 336, 269-280, 2004 PDF

- Mattioni L., L. Le Pourhiet, I. Moretti, Extension through a heterogeneous crust: new insight from analogue modelling. Journal of Geological Society of London, Special publication n°253, 213-231, 2006

- Mattioni L., I. Moretti, L. Le Pourhiet, Extension through a heterogeneous crust. The case of the gulf of corinth (greece). Part I: Analogue modelling. Bollettino di Geofisica, 45, 241-247, 2004

- McNeill, L.C., R.E.L. Collier, P. M. De Martini, D. Pantosti, G. D’Addezio, Recent history of the Eastern Eliki Fault, Gulf of Corinth: Geomorphology, paleoseismology and impact on paleoenvironments, Geophys. J. Int., 161, 154-166, 2005

- McNeil L., C. Cotterill, J. Bull, T. Henstock, R. Bell, Geometry and slip rate on the Aigion fault, a young normal fault system in the western Gulf of Corinth, Geology, 2007 PDF

- Mehl, C., L. Jolivet, et al., From ductile to brittle: evolution and localization of deformation below a crustal detachment (Tinos, Cyclades, Greece). » Tectonics, doi:10.1029/2004TC001767, 2005

- Mehl, C., L. Jolivet, et al., Structural evolution of Andros island (Cyclades, Greece): a key to the behaviour of a flat detachment within an extending continental crust, J. Geol., 2007

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TEME38.2316522.1181129/10/2014Short period boreholeAC
ROD338.3081121.8920423/10/2010Solar panels
ZIRI38.3051921.947614/7/2010Solar panels
PYRG38.4102122.016809/6/2001Solar panels
PSAR38.3319022.175216/4/2000Short periodAC
AXSTrillium (to be re-installed)