Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Pascua

Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Pascua
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España | IGME · Department of Geosciences Research and Prospective

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Introduction
Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Pascua currently works at the Department of Geosciences Research and Prospective, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. Miguel does research in Geology, Geomorphology and Cartography. Their current project is 'QTECTSPAIN: TECTONIC GEOMORPHOLOGY, PALEOSEISMOLOGY AND ARCHAEOSEISMOLOGY IN THE BETIC CORDILLERA AND CENTRAL SPAIN (CGL2015-67169-P: MINECO-FEDER)'.

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Publications (240)
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The geoheritage and geodiversity of the national parks contribute, together with biodiversity, to make them protected natural areas that are unique in Spain, but also unique worldwide. Geoheritage is non-renewable and if it is lost or degraded it does so forever. Under the Global Change and Climate Change scenario, the geoheritage of the Canary nat...
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The volcanic eruption of La Palma, which began September 19th and officially ended on December 24th 2021, generated numerous volcanic products and structures (lava flows, tephra cones, pyroclasts, erratic blocks, mineral precipitates, levees, fissures, lava deltas, volcanic tubes, hornitos, etc.). The new volcano is the most modern Geosite of the S...
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The spatial and geostatistical analysis of the building damage caused by earthquakes in archaeological sites provides significant information about ancient and historic seismic events such as earthquake directivity, seismic maximum intensity, and the spatial effect of seismic surface wave propagation. A comprehensive mapping of the building damage...
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This article presents a morpho-structural map at 1:50,000 scale of the confluence area between three regional units: (1) the Burgalesa Platform (Mesozoic; Cantabrian Mountains), (2) the Duero Basin and (3) the Ebro Basin (Cenozoic foreland basins). The map covers an area of 527 km2 in north Iberia. Additionally, structural lineaments such as joints...
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As recent dramatic and numerous examples demonstrate, earthquakes still constitute a significant threat to cultural heritage (Bam 2003; L’Aquila 2009; Haiti 2010; Nepal 2015). By damaging the historical legacy, telluric phenomena affect economic and touristic incomes and alter regional identities and collective psyche. In the Andes, as in other eme...
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This work presents a macroseismic analysis of the AD 1755 Lisbon Earthquake-Tsunami event by means of the combination of intensity data derived from the EMS-98 scale and the ESI-07 scale (Environmental damage). About 600 records of secondary earthquake environmental effects (EEEs) for the whole Spain have been used to define intensities, focused on...
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Resumen La confluencia entre las cuencas del Ebro y Duero, dos de las cuencas Cenozoicas de antepaís con mayor entidad en la Península Ibérica, se encuentra al este de la Plataforma Burgalesa (Cuenca Mesozoica Vasco-Cantábrica), al norte de Iberia. El análisis de modelos digitales del terreno y ortofotos con resoluciones de 1 m/píxel y 0.25 m/píxel...
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In this work, we propose a kinematic model based on the strain 3D spatial distribution from focal mechanism solutions of instrumental earthquakes located along the Middle American Trench, in the convergence zone of Rivera and Cocos plates with North-American and Caribbean tectonic plates. We have used more than 1300 focal mechanisms of earthquakes...
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Slump, breccias, and turbidite deposits interbedded with diatomaceous marlstone and limestone occur in the upper part of the Late Miocene lacustrine succession of the Cenajo and Las Minas Basins. The basins display half-graben geometries where the northern margins consist of a network of large and deep, listric normal faults. The largest single def...
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Las culturas mesoamericanas prehispánicas del altiplano mexicano, y en concreto los imperios P’urhepecha y Azteca (Periodo Posclásico tardío, 1300 – 1500 AD), experimentaron grandes terremotos destructivos que dejaron una impronta en su sociedad y determinó tanto sus ritos espirituales como su urbanismo. Este trabajo describe varios paleoterremotos...
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We report on the tsunami deposits burying the coastal roman remains of the Baelo Claudia archeologic site and its environs until ca. +8 m above the sea-level. New data on 2D ERT profiles (Electric resistivity Tomography) and GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) the lagoonal zone near the eastern necropolis adjacent to the city walls as well as new sedime...
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This work reviews the 1863 Huércal-Overa earthquake (VI-VII EMS) based on the environmental seismic intensity scale (ESI-07) and oriented archaeoseismological building damage. The performed analysis identifies 23 environmental effects (EEEs) and 11 archaeoseismological effects (EAEs), completing a total of 34 intensity data-points within the intens...
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The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Cusco, Peru) is one of the most important archaeological monuments in Peru and worldwide. Machu Picchu is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site and at risk from climatic change. However, the seismic centennial history of Peru reports large earthquakes generated both along the subduction zone (Mw8) and on...
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The long-term managing from the geological hazard point of view of the Hontomín onshore pilot-plant for CO 2 storage, located in Spain and recognized as the first and only key-test facility in Europe, is one of the main objectives stated in the ENOS European project. This project is led and funded by the European Network of Excellence on the Geolog...
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One of the concerns of underground CO 2 onshore storage is the triggering of induced seismicity and fault re-activation by the pore pressure increasing. Hence, a comprehensive analysis of the tectonic parameters involved in the storage rock formation is mandatory for safety management operations. Unquestionably, active faults and seal faults depict...
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Structural fieldwork data of faults: outcrop code, name, fault number, dip, dip sense, rake, notes. Slickensides measurement on fault planes by using a geological compass mainly in carbonates pathologies, 20 km away from the Hontomin pilot plant facility.
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Abstract. One of the concerns of underground CO<sub>2</sub> onshore storage is the triggering of Induced Seismicity and fault reactivation. Hence, a comprehensive analysis of the tectonic parameters involved in the storage rock formation is mandatory for safety management operations. Unquestionably, active faults and seal faults depicting the stora...
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This paper deals with the analysis of ancient and historical earthquakes in the Lower Segura Depression (SE Spain) at the northern end of the Eastern Betic Cordillera Shear Zone (EBSZ), which is defined within the area by the Lower Segura blind-thrust fault. The work summarizes and updates the existing information on the building and environmental...
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Dating earthquake geological effects associated with historical earthquakes gives us relevant information for estimating the seismic acceleration value experienced in the ground. Historical manuscripts describing earthquakes and its effects help to assign a seismic intensity about the ground motion. In this context, lichenometry represents a good s...
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In Cusco Valley, have been highlighted the Tambomachay, Pachatusan and Cusco active faults (Cabrera, 1988 & Benavente et al., 2013). Cusco has a historical and instrumental seismic record Mw> 5, events occurred in 1650, 1950 and 1986 (Silgado, 1978, Tavera, 2002). In the same way, during pre-Inca and Inca periods, they suffered the occurrence of ea...
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Too often, the seismic hazard evaluation in the Andes is limited to the subduction zone. While it is true that the most powerful earthquakes that affected the Pacific fringe (Lima, 1746; Arica, 1868) had little impact on the Altiplano, this area exhibits a combination of strong seismic hazard and high vulnerability through the presence of active fa...
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For several decades now, engineers have argued and assumed that the Inkas developed seismic-resistant construction techniques (Calderón Peñaylillo, 1963) . While it is true that some architectural features and masonry types in their monumental public buildings seem to be particularly well suited to face the seismic risk of the Cuzco region, no stru...
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This paper summarizes the content and scope of the “Catalogue of Earthquake Geological Effects in Spain”. The catalogue has been published by the Geological Survey of Spain (IGME) and constitutes the first official publication (in Spain) on seismic hazard containing geological information. The catalogue gathers the 51 stronger earthquakes that have...
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Strategy for an Archaeoseismic analysis of the Antequera dolmens (Málaga, Spain)): Antequera is home to one of the most important megalithic sites in Europe. Previous work has suggested a possible connection between seismic events and megalith-building in the region, as well as a possible awareness of the seismic risks on the part of the megalith-b...
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Abstract (Geological analysis of the 1829 Torrevieja Earthquake, Alicante, SE Spain). This work examines from a geological point of view the data on the 1829 Torrevieja Earthquake (IX-X Intensity) reported by Larramendi (1829) and De Prado (1863). The study evidences the dichotomy of the dominant geological processes occurred in the hanging-wall an...
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Abstract (Pedological record of paleoenvironmental changes in Guadalentín Depression during the Holocene, Murcia, SE Spain): The Guadalentín Depression is the more outstanding landscape feature generated by strike-slip faulting within the central segment of the Eastern Betic Shear Zone (EBSZ). This depression evolved under lacustrine to palustrine...
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La idea del origen compresivo del Sistema Central (SC) se debe a Birot y Solé Sabarís (1954), antes del establecimiento del papel que la tectónica de placas juega en el desarrollo de las estructuras intraplaca. Sin embargo, sus observaciones de campo no fueron tenidas en cuenta y, durante mucho tiempo, el SC fue considerado como una estructura exte...
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This study presents a multidisciplinary approach to the tectonic geomorphology and history of the Palomares strike-slip fault in the Eastern Betic Cordillera (SE Spain). Analysis combines geomorphological mapping of fan-surfaces, pedological studies of faulted sedimentary successions, geoelectrical prospection and typical paleoseismological routine...
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Dating earthquake geological effects associated with historical earthquakes gives us relevant information for estimating the seismic acceleration value experienced in the ground. Historical manuscripts describing earthquakes and its effects help to assign a seismic intensity about the ground motion. In this context, lichenometry represents a good s...
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Los mapas de intensidad sísmica y de aceleración del terreno asociados a terremotos, permiten establecer las áreas afectadas por daño severo o destructivo, y localizar aquellas poblaciones más afectadas durante un gran terremoto. En el caso de utilizarlos para simulacros sísmicos, estos mapas ayudan a la planificación del ejercicio para la moviliza...
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We have developed a ShakeMap (macroseismic intensity map and ground acceleration) for a SIMULATED earthquake, to be used into a large Emergency exercise of the highest level (Level III), and proposed by the Spanish Military Emergency Unit (UME), plus the Spanish Civil Protection and other local organisms. The SIMULATED earthquake is located within...
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The cartography of seismogenic active faults in adjacent areas of underground gas storage helps in the management for Induced Seismicity related to deep fluid movement and injection/extraction manoeuvres. In this sense, the determination of the Active Stress field into the area allows the understanding of the 3D fracture patterns and their role in...
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This study presents micromorphological evidence on the record of an ancient seismic event of Roman age (2nd Century AD) in the Late Holocene palustrine deposits of the Guadalentín Depression (Murcia). The deformed layer is now buried by a fluvial terrace deposit (+5-6 m above the present river thalweg) of medieval age. The liquefied level (10-12 cm...
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El terremoto de Arenas del Rey de 1884 ha sido el último gran terremoto catastrófico que ha sufrido España (EMS98=IX-X; Mw=6,5-6,7). Generó una ruptura superficial de falla normal de más de 20 km de longitud. Así mismo produjo una gran cantidad de efectos geológicos, tanto primarios como secundarios. Los efectos segundarios más comunes fueron desli...
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La determinación de las fallas capaces de disparar terremotos en zonas adyacentes con formaciones geológicas aptas para el almacenamiento profundo de gas, es una tarea que mitiga la ocurrencia de sismicidad inducida por operaciones subterráneas y movimiento de fluidos. Para ello, la determinación del campo de esfuerzos/deformación tectónicos activo...
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La planta piloto de inyección de CO2 de Hontomín (Burgos) es la única planta de inyección en tierra en Europa. Para el desarrollo de este tipo de plantas de inyección son necesarios los estudios de los posibles efectos de terremotos que puedan afectarles. La falta de estudios de neotectónica en esta zona de la meseta norte de España hace necesario...
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The analysis of the damage caused by seismic events in archaeological sites provides significant information about ancient and historic earthquakes that can improve seismic hazard analysis. In this paper a methodological analysis to quantify the deformation of structural damage recorded in archaeological sites is proposed. This methodology focuses...
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The present paper analyzes different types of natural disasters recorded in the woody elements from reconstruction or repair works in two World Heritage buildings (the Old Mint and the Cathedral) in Segovia (Central Spain). We employed architectural and historical documentation, along with archaeoseismological analysis techniques in order to frame...
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Un conjunto de maderas procedente de la Real Casa de Moneda y de la Catedral de Segovia ha sido analizado mediante técnicas dendrocronológicas y radiocarbónicas, con el objetivo de conocer el rango temporal de su instalación y relacionarlo con diversos desastres naturales que afectaron a ambas edificaciones. En el caso del entarimado del canal de l...
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Resumen Los terremotos constituyen desplazamientos finitos repentinos e individuales que forman parte de las tasas de movimiento relativo entre placas tectónicas, estos movimientos relativos pueden traducirse en zonas de convergencia de placas donde se levantan los sistemas montañosos. En los límites convergentes de las placas tectónicas (alpinos y...
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This paper deals with the analysis of ancient and historical earthquakes in the Lower Segura Depression (SE Spain) at the northern end of the Eastern Betic Cordillera Shear Zone (EBSZ), which is defined within the area by the Lower Segura blind-thrust fault. The work summarizes and updates the existing information on the building and environmental...
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Abstract This work presents a synthesis on the stratigraphy and geochronology of the Quaternary Period after the chronological updating ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS-IUGS) and the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA). We show the more recent (updated) stratigraphic, chronologic and paleoclimatic data...
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The analysis of the seismic damage recorded in archaeological sites provides significant information about ancient and historic earthquakes that can improve seismic hazard analysis. This paper describes the methodological proposals developed by the Spanish Working Group of the IGCP-567 on the analysis and quantification of the structural damage rec...
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This work presents a macroseismic analysis of the AD 1755 Lisbon Earthquake-Tsunami event by means of the combination of intensity data derived from the EMS-98 scale and the ESI-07 scale (Environmental damage). About 600 records of earthquake environmental effects for the whole Spain have been used to define intensities. The analyses indicate maxim...
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The western zone of the Iberian Peninsula is of moderate seismicity, but there is important paleoseismic evidence that indicate the occurrence of active faults with stronger seismic potential. Until now, this evidence has not been quantified or summarized in a manner that provides meaningful and useful data for better understanding seismic hazard r...
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The Sencelles fault constitutes the main extensional structure of the Mallorca Island tentatively linked to the AD 1851 Palma earthquake (VII EMS.) The SE termination of the fault is featured by a linear bedrock fault scarp of c. 1 km in length. This rocky scarp display a significant horizontal banding, with up to five bands differentially colonize...
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The refilling of the Mediterranean after the Messinian Salinity Crisis make possible to consider the Gibraltar Strait as a giant kilometric dam separating the Atlantic waters from the adjacent dissecated Mediterranean Basin. The available evaluations on associated drawdown (-1000 m), time of refilling (3 years) and associated rates of loading (10 m...
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The 1884 Arenas del Rey Earthquake has been the last big earthquake in Spain (EMS98=IX-X; Mw=6.5-6.7). This earthquake generated an important amount of geological effects, both primary and secondary. The coseismic normal surface faulting was more than 20 km in length. The most common secondary effects were landslides and rock falls. The application...
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This work presents the preliminary results of 3D geophysical imaging of subsurface deformations linked to surface coseismic damage recorded in the Late Roman (4th Century AD) la Magdalena archaeological site (Henares Valley, Central Spain). Five Electrical Tomography Resistivity profiles (ERT) displays soft-sediment deformation structures in the cl...
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This work shows the preliminary results of the analysis of the geological effects generated by the Ademuz earthquake (Valencia, Spain) of June 7th, 1656. This event is classified as intensity VIII (EMS) in publications of the Spanish Seismic Network (IGN), currently appears in the IGN seismic catalog with no assigned intensity due to the lack of in...