Meso-Cenozoic tectonic stress fields within the Alpine-Carpathian transition zone: a review

F. Marko, D. Plasienka, L. Fodor

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The results of paleostress analysis based mainly on fault slip data realized in the Slovakian part of the Alpine-Carpathian junction area are briefly summarized. Some weak points of the general stress field reconstruction are discussed. Six periods of the Tertiary deformation have been characterized by homogeneous stress fields. The recent orientation of paleostress axes is explained as a result of interaction between younger counterclockwise rotations of blocks bearing older stress record and primary clockwise rotation of stresses but to general geodynamic processes. Rigid body block rotation is responsible for the currently NW-SE trending Early Miocene compressional stress axes, originally roughly N-S oriented. The Middle-Late Miocene paleostress vectors are in their original position. Their changing directions are consequences of primary stress field reorganizations. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-27
Number of pages9
JournalGeologica Carpathica
Volume46
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Meso-Cenozoic tectonic stress fields within the Alpine-Carpathian transition zone : a review. / Marko, F.; Plasienka, D.; Fodor, L.

In: Geologica Carpathica, Vol. 46, No. 1, 1995, p. 19-27.

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