The neotectonics of the Aegean; an alternative view

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doi: 10.1016/0012-821X(82)90062-0
Authors:Jackson, J. A.; King, G.; Vita-Finzi, C.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Bullard Lab., Cambridge, United Kingdom
Univ. Coll., Dep. Geol., United Kingdom
Volume Title:Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Source:Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 61(2), p.303-318. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0012-821X
Publication Date:1982
Note:In English. 90 refs.; illus. incl. 1 table, block diag., sects., geol. sketch map
Summary:Minor reverse faults in widely dispersed Neogene outcrops in the central Aegean have led to suggestions that the regional extension which started in the Lower Pliocene or earlier was interrupted by short periods of compression. An alternative explanation is offered, postulating that these apparently compressional episodes are probably not regional in extent and may not be truly compressional in origin. In some places they are more likely to be a consequence of the considerable rotation that is found in extensional terrains. The Plio-Quaternary palaeogeography of the central Aegean is satisfactorily explained by uplift in the footwall blocks of normal faults and does not require regional compression. Studies of the faulting associated with recent large earthquakes suggest that the sort of microtectonic analysis which is typically carried out on small faults in surficial sediments is more likely to reflect the internal deformation of blocks bounded by major fault structures than to be a reliable indicator of regional stress patterns. [P.Br.]
Subjects:Block structures; Cenozoic; Compression tectonics; Earthquakes; Extension tectonics; Faults; Lithosphere; Neogene; Neotectonics; Quaternary; Seismology; Seismotectonics; Structural geology; Tectonics; Tertiary; Thrust faults; Uplifts; Aegean Sea; East Mediterranean; Mediterranean Sea
Abstract Numbers:83M/4028
Record ID:1983029799
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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