An integration of geomorphological and geodetic data from the area of the 1992 Roermond earthquake is presented. A dense network of lineaments is evident from major and minor terrain features. Drainage patterns also show structural control on a kilometre scale. These discontinuous terrain lineaments suggest that the upper crust is subdivided into many wedge-shaped blocks. The lineament distribution is consistent with patterns predicted by idealized strain ellipses. It shows a right-lateral component in the motion along major faults within the Lower Rhine Embayment. Analysis of a 117-year data set of vertical movements at 2922 geodetic benchmarks evidences significant differential movements.
|Journal||Geologie en Mijnbouw|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|