Tectonic implications of Tertiary paleomagnetic results from the PANCARDI area (Hungarian contribution)

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This paper deals with the tectonic aspects of the Tertiary paleomagnetic results obtained by the Paleomagnetic Laboratory of the Eötvös Loránd Geophysical Institute in bilateral cooperation with several research centres during the lifetime of PANCARDI. It summarizes the tectonic implications of the very recently obtained paleomagnetic data over the foredeep of the West Carpathians, the Inner West Carpathians (mainly the flysch basins), the North Hungarian-South Slovakian Paleogene Basin, the Tokaj Mts and the East Slovak Basin, the Transdanubian Central Range, the intramontane basins of the Eastern Alps and the Mura Depression, the Croatian part of the Pannonian Basin, all of which exhibit counterclockwise rotated declinations. According to the paleomagnetic observations both the angle and timing of the movements is variable though fairly consistent within each of the above areas. Clockwise rotations were observed for the Tertiary of the main Paleozoic-Mesozoic body of the Mecsek Mts., in the Mürztal and in the area between the Periadriatic and the Sava fault systems in Slovenia. The Tertiary paleomagnetic observations of the last decade require modification and/or refining of the existing reconstruction models of the PANCARDI region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-144
Number of pages10
JournalActa Geologica Hungarica
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001


  • PANCARDI area
  • Paleomagnetism
  • Tectonic implications
  • Tertiary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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