The Prina Complex in eastern Crete and its relationship to possible Miocene strike-slip tectonics

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doi: 10.1016/0191-8141(84)90059-2
Authors:Fortuin, A. R.; Peters, J. M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Free Univ., Inst. Earth Sci., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Univ. Amsterdam, Geol. Inst., Netherlands
Volume Title:Journal of Structural Geology
Source:Journal of Structural Geology, 6(5), p.459-476. Publisher: Pergamon, Oxford-New York, International. ISSN: 0191-8141
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English. 52 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables, 5 plates, sect., geol. sketch maps
Summary:The basal Neogene formations of the Ierapetra region are strongly influenced by a Late Serravallian tectonic phase which resulted in the breakup of pre-existing palaeogeographic patterns. The resulting chaotic association, known as the Prina complex, has the properties of a sedimentary melange and can be traced for 15 km. It is suggested that the Ierapetra basin and its offshore extension, the South Cretan trough, were initiated by sinistral movements along a NE-SW-oriented fault zone. Implications of this model for the geodynamic evolution of the south Aegean area are discussed. [M.E.J.]
Subjects:Breccia; Cenozoic; Clastic rocks; Conglomerate; Deformation; Displacements; Faults; Field studies; Folds; Gravity sliding; Melange; Miocene; Nappes; Neogene; Olistostromes; Orientation; Sedimentary rocks; Sedimentary structures; Shear; Soft sediment deformation; Strike-slip faults; Structural geology; Tectonics; Tertiary; Aegean Sea; Crete; East Mediterranean; Europe; Greece; Hellenic Arc; Ionian Sea; Mediterranean Sea; Southern Europe; Eastern Crete; Ierapetra Fault; Males Formation; Mithi Formation; Pindos Nappe; Plattenkalk Series; Prina Complex; Tripolitza Series
Coordinates:N345500 N354500 E0263000 E0231500
Abstract Numbers:85M/3289
Record ID:1985013867
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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