Seismites of Galera and Castilléjar

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Seismites of Galera and Castilléjar

Seismites of Galera and Castilléjar.

Seismic waves transform sediment into a kind of “quicksand”. The water in the pores of the sediment is expelled, separates the grain and converts the material into a viscous fluid (liquefaction). When the upper sediment is denser (thicker) than the lower one (thinner), these folds happen and are known as seismites.

 

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Location info

  • Municipio: Galera
  • Superficie: 100 ha
  • Periodo: Quaternary (Lower Pleistocene; 1,5-0,8 Ma)
Coordinates: 37.723377, -2.584598
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