Role of extension and compression in the evolution of the eastem margin of Iberia: the ESCI- València Trough seismic profile
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Role of extension and compression in the evolution of the eastem margin of Iberia: the ESCI- València Trough seismic profile

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dc.contributor.author Santisteban Bove, Carlos de
dc.contributor.author Sábat, F.
dc.contributor.author Roca, E.
dc.contributor.author Muñoz, J.A.
dc.contributor.author Vergés, J.
dc.contributor.author Sans, M.
dc.contributor.author Masana, E.
dc.contributor.author Santanach, P.
dc.contributor.author Estévez, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-13T07:59:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-13T07:59:10Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/2130
dc.description Carlos.Santisteban@uv.es en
dc.description.abstract The ESCI-València Trough deep seismic reflection profile crosses the eastern margin of Iberia and can be divided into three regions according to crustal structure. From NW to SE they are: a) the Ebro Basin, whit a 33 km thick continental crust wich remained almost undeformed during the Cenozoic and is very reflective in its lower part; b) the Continental Margin, made up of the Catalan-Valencian Domain and the Balearic Promontory with a thin (12 to 30 km thick) continental crust wich was deformed during the Cenozoic, extensional structures predominating the first domain and contractional structures in the second; and c) the Algerian Basin, with a 9 km thick oceanic crust. The oldest Cenozoic structures registered in the profile are contractional. During the Palaeogene, these structures affected the NW part of the Catalan-Valencian Domain and enabled this domain to be thrust over the Ebro Basin. During the Early and Middle Miocene, The extensional structures of the Catalan-Valencian Domain were formed in association with crustal thinning. At the same time, the contractensional structures were produced in the southern part of the Balearic Promontory in association with the formation of the oceanic crust. The displacement of the observed extensional faults is not sufficient to explain the crustal thinning. This implies that, during the Cenozoic, either crustal volume decreased or there were important faults that cannot be observed. It is suggested that a low angle fault of great displacement, that crosses the whole upper crust, may have existed prior to the Middle and Upper Miocene sediments. The thinning of the lower crust would have been schieved by an array of shear zones. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation http://www.sociedadgeologica.es/archivos/REV/8%284%29/Art11.pdf en
dc.source Sàbat, F.; Roca, E.; Muñoz, J.A.; Vergés, J.; Sans, M.; Masana, E.; Santanach, P.; Estévez, A. and Santisteban, C. Role of extension and compression in the evolution of the eastem margin of Iberia: the ESCI- València Trough seismic profile. En Revista de la Sociedad Geológica de España, Vol. 8 (4) 1994. en
dc.subject Deep seismic relfection; Crustal structure; Valencia Tough; Balearic Promontory en
dc.subject Sísmica de reflexión profunda; Estructura cortical; Surco de Valencia; Promontorio Balear en
dc.title Role of extension and compression in the evolution of the eastem margin of Iberia: the ESCI- València Trough seismic profile en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS DE LA TIERRA Y DEL ESPACIO::Geología en

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