Quantitative Subsurface Information of Athens Basin (Greece) Derived from Urban Gravity Measurements
S. Dilalos and J.D. Alexopoulos
Event name: 1st Conference on Geophysics for Infrastructure Planning, Monitoring and BIM
Session: Poster: General Poster Session
Publication date: 11 September 2019
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A disastrous earthquake of the past (7th September 1999) was the reason for acquiring 1.122 urban gravity measurements in order to investigate and model the deeper subsurface of Athens city basin. The aim was to gather any additional quantitative subsurface information based on the gravity survey, such as the density distribution provided by the 3D density models and depths of potential anomaly sources. The standard corrections have been applied (drift, tide, latitude, free-air, Bouguer, terrain ones) along with an additional Building Correction that was calculated based on the urban characteristics. The isolation of the residual anomaly has been accomplished with the contribution of the Fourier filters and power spectrum analysis. The Euler deconvolution has been used in order to calculate the depth solutions of anomalous sources, based on the residual maps. These solutions seem to identify with several fault zones. Some of these zones have already been mapped or proposed (covered ones) but additionally some new zones have been revealed. The 3D density model of the area provides information about the geometry of the subsurface geological bodies that can also be related to the tectonic structures of Athens basin beneath the surface.