Cretaceous palaeomagnetic results from Murge (Apulia, southern Italy)

tectonic implications

E. Márton, G. Nardi

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Abstract

In order to decide whether the boundary between the Adriatic microplate and Africa may be drawn between Gargano and Murge and whether the different parts of Apulia could have undergone differential rotations after the Cretaceous, palaeomagnetic investigations were carried out in Murge and the Salentina Peninsula. A Cenomanian-Turonian palaeomagnetic mean direction was calculated for Murge on a locality and a site basis and a palaeomagnetic pole (latitude 56°, longitude 261°) was computed from the tectonically corrected locality mean direction. Since coeval palaeomagnetic poles for Murge, Gargano and Istria cluster, it is concluded that the stable part of the Adriatic region moved in a highly integrated manner. Their diplacement with respect to Africa has manifested itself in a moderate CCW rotation since the Turonian. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)842-856
Number of pages15
JournalGeophysical Journal International
Volume119
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Cretaceous palaeomagnetic results from Murge (Apulia, southern Italy) : tectonic implications. / Márton, E.; Nardi, G.

In: Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 119, No. 3, 1994, p. 842-856.

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