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Proc. IAHS, 372, 285–290, 2015
Proc. IAHS, 372, 285–290, 2015

  12 Nov 2015

12 Nov 2015

Physical experiments of land subsidence within a maar crater: insights for porosity variations and fracture localization

M. Cerca et al.

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Aranda-Gómez, J. J. and Carrasco-Nuñez, G.: The Valle de Santiago maars, México: the record of magma-water fluctuations during the formation of a basaltic maar (La Alberca) and active post-desiccation subsidence at the bottom of a maar lake (Rincón de Parangueo): Intra-conference field trip guidebook, 5th International Maar Conference, 17–22 November, Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Querétaro, México, 30 pp., 2014.
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Aranda-Gómez, J. J., Levresse, G., Pacheco-Martínez, J., Ramos-Leal, J. A., Carrasco-Nuñez, G., Chacón-Baca, E., González-Naranjo, G. A., Chávez-Cabello, G., Vega-González, M., Origel, G., and Noyola-Medrano, C.: Active sinking at the bottom of the Rincón de Parangueo Maar (Guanajuato, México) and its probable relation with subsidence faults at Salamanca and Celaya, Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 65, 169–188, 2013.
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Cerca, M., Carreón-Freyre, D., Aranda-Gómez, J. J., and Rocha-Treviño, L.: GPR profiles for characterizing subsidence deformation in lake sediments within a mar crater, 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar GPR2014, Brussels, Belgium, 30 June–4 July, 4 pp., 2014.
Short summary
We present a series of physical experiments that examine with detail the evolution of subsidence in a volcanic maar crater, located in central Mexico. The crater is thought to be connected to the adjacent aquifer, which has been extensively exploited during the last 35 years. Subsidence in the sediments filling the crater show deformation manifested as ring faults and fractures. The results may be relevant to understand the evolution of subsidence in similar volcanic settings elsewhere.