The aim of the project was to document young (post-Badenian) movements in the Pannonian basin and interpret them geodynamically. The principal method applied was paleomagnestism, when possible, in combination with structural analysis. As the age of the studied rocks was critical, new biostratigraphical studies were also carried out on some earlier loosely dated Pannonian sediments. The results can be summarized as follows. Counter clockwise rotations of about 30° was found at several parts of the Pannonian basin. They can be dated as of about 5.6-3.6 Ma in the South Pannonian Basin (from the Pohorje down to the Fruška Gora) and the same event is likely to have involved the Transdanubian Central Range and the Sopron Hills-Vienna basin. An older post-Badenian rotation phase (around 12 Ma) characterizes the Tokaj Hills and the Transcarpathian depression (both in Slovakia and in Romania). Geodynamically, the rotation taking place around 12 Ma can be connected to subduction in the Carpathians, while the younger one (5.6-3.6 Ma) must have been caused by the northward travelling and counter clockwise rotating Adriatic microplate.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2006|
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