Review of the Pannonian Basin.

L. Stegena, F. Horvath

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The Pannonian Basin is characterized by Neogene-Quaternary sediments, with a thickness of 2.5km in average. The Miocene sediments are, usually slightly and locally heavily, affected by extensional tectonics. During the Miocene intensive calc-alkaline and in the Plio-Pleistocene, less intensive alkali-basaltic volcanism occurred in the basin. Gravity, magnetotelluric seismic and geothermal data are presented and interpreted. The elevated, hot, light upper mantle of the Pannonian Basin represents a pronounced mantle diapir, which is suggested to be the primary cause of the development of the Pannonian Basin.-after Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
JournalActa Geodaetica, Geophysica et Montanistica Hungarica
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1984


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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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