Some remarks on the deformation history of Adria, from the Mesozoic to the Tertiary.

B. D'Argenio, F. Horvath

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Triassic continental rifting was followed by the opening of the Tethys during the Liassic, which gave rise to Adria, the African promontory. New data and interpretations suggest that transcurrent faulting generally related to crustal extension played an important role in the formation of the Periadriatic margin. The Triassic and Jurassic structural-palaeogeographic conditions markedly influence the further compressional evolution of Adria. Further distortion of the collision suture zone started during the Miocene by the formation of the extensional Tyrrhenian and Aegean basins. Oroclinal bending of the associated arcs is a thin-skin tectonic process and does not imply a lateral movement of Adria.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalAnnales Geophysicae
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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