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Bivergent Lithospheric Extension in the Slovak Part of the Danube Basin: Example of the Influence of the Lithospheric Processes on the Style of Development of the Basin

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Igor Hrušecký
Igor Hrušecký
Geological Survey of Slovak Republic, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Published:
January 01, 2006

ABSTRACT

An evolution of the Slovak part of the Danube Basin has started with transtension-extension spreading of the crust [Paleogene(?) to Ottnangian(?), Karpatian, and lower Badenian]. This pro-tostage of the evolution has been an important factor in the further evolution of the basin, but the dominant element, from the viewpoint of the evolution of the Slovak part of the Danube Basin and also its broader surroundings, appears to be the Ulany ridge. This ridge connected (as an interbasinal ridge) the evolution of the Slovak part of the Danube Basin and of the Vienna basin into one dynamic context until the end of the crustal extension phase (lowest Panno-nian). In that way, the Ulany ridge controlled the bivergent extension (toward northwest-west and southeast–east) from the north–northeast–south–southwest axis of the ridge uplift. The recent structural inexpressiveness of this ridge is caused by its tectonic unroofing in the crustal extension phase, erosion, and later (upper lower Pannonian to Holocene) thermal collapse in the basin.

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AAPG Memoir

The Carpathians and Their Foreland: Geology and Hydrocarbon Resources

Jan Golonka
Jan Golonka
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Frank J. Picha
Frank J. Picha
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
84
ISBN electronic:
9781629810379
Publication date:
January 01, 2006

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