Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1541–1558, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-1541-2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1541–1558, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-1541-2022
Brief communication
06 May 2022
Brief communication | 06 May 2022

Brief communication: Seismological analysis of flood dynamics and hydrologically triggered earthquake swarms associated with Storm Alex

Małgorzata Chmiel et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-339', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Małgorzata Chmiel, 06 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-339', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Małgorzata Chmiel, 06 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Feb 2022) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Małgorzata Chmiel on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Apr 2022) by Paolo Tarolli
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Short summary
On 2 October 2020, the French Maritime Alps were struck by an extreme rainfall event caused by Storm Alex. Here, we show that seismic data provide the timing and velocity of the propagation of flash-flood waves along the Vésubie River. We also detect 114 small local earthquakes triggered by the rainwater weight and/or its infiltration into the ground. This study paves the way for future works that can reveal further details of the impact of Storm Alex on the Earth’s surface and subsurface.
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