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The Upper Rhine Graben (URG) is a seismically active tectonic structure in intraplate Europe. Large and moderate earthquakes have occurred along the URG in the past but no coseismic surface faulting has been reported so far. We investigated active faulting along the western edge of the northern URG and identified the 25 km-long linear Riedseltz–Landau normal fault scarp as a major tectonic structure affecting late Pleistocene and Holocene deposits. The fault zone is exposed in the Riedseltz quarry where it affects Pliocene sand and gravels and overlying late Pleistocene (Wurm) units. These units have not been buried deeper than...

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