The Tisza megatectonic unit in the light of paleomagnetic data

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The paper deals with the paleomagnetic constraints which are relevant for the definition and tectonic history of the Tisza megatectonic unit. Concerning the Tertiary, there are sufficient paleomagnetic data to prove that the Tisza megatectonic unit was not a rigid block or microplate. While the eastern part of the Tisza moved in a coordinated manner with the South and East Carpathians, the western part was extremely mobile, as indicated by rotations in opposing directions and of different timings. Paleomagnetic data bearing on the pre-Tertiary history of the Tisza are confined to the Mecsek-Villany area. These support the stable European origin of the Mecsek and Villany and imply that the geometrical separation from the European margin occurred around 130 Ma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-343
Number of pages15
JournalActa Geologica Hungarica
Volume43
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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The Tisza megatectonic unit in the light of paleomagnetic data. / Márton, E.

In: Acta Geologica Hungarica, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2000, p. 329-343.

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