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Initiation of gravitational collapse of an evaporite basin margin: The Messinian saline giant, Levant Basin, eastern Mediterranean

Abstract:

Regional 2D and 3D seismic data from the Levant Basin reveal the updip extensional component of thin-skinned gravity tectonics on this continental margin. Because of its youth (5-7 Ma), the earliest stages of deformation of this salt basin are preserved without the severe structural overprinting common on more mature, giant salt-tectonic systems. Extension detaches onto and within Messinian evaporites up to 1800 m thick. By structural restoration, we reconstruct the tectonic evolution of the ...

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10.1130/B2608IX.1

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Cartwright, JA More by this author
Jackson, MPA More by this author
Journal:
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN
Volume:
120
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
399-413
Publication date:
2008
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EISSN:
0016-7606
ISSN:
0016-7606
URN:
uuid:06432374-c2e0-4166-a44f-6b221a8941da
Source identifiers:
331856
Local pid:
pubs:331856
Language:
English
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