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Chronology of the Middle–Upper Pliocene succession in the Strongoli area: constraints on the geological evolution of the Crotone Basin (Southern Italy)

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L. Capraro
L. Capraro
Dipartimento di Geologia, Paleontologia e Geofisica, Università di Padova, Via Giotto 1, 35137 Padova, Italy (e-mail: chiara.consolaro@unipd.it)
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C. Consolaro
C. Consolaro
Dipartimento di Geologia, Paleontologia e Geofisica, Università di Padova, Via Giotto 1, 35137 Padova, Italy (e-mail: chiara.consolaro@unipd.it)
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E. Fornaciari
E. Fornaciari
Dipartimento di Geologia, Paleontologia e Geofisica, Università di Padova, Via Giotto 1, 35137 Padova, Italy (e-mail: chiara.consolaro@unipd.it)
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F. Massari
F. Massari
Dipartimento di Geologia, Paleontologia e Geofisica, Università di Padova, Via Giotto 1, 35137 Padova, Italy (e-mail: chiara.consolaro@unipd.it)
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D. Rio
D. Rio
Dipartimento di Geologia, Paleontologia e Geofisica, Università di Padova, Via Giotto 1, 35137 Padova, Italy (e-mail: chiara.consolaro@unipd.it)
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Published:
January 01, 2006

Abstract

The aim of this study is to reconstruct the evolution of the Strongoli area, a critical sector of the Crotone Basin (Calabria, Southern Italy), where a thick Middle–Upper Pliocene marine succession is present. The Strongoli succession shows prominent changes in the sedimentary environment that are partly forced by tectonics. Major tectonostratigraphic events have been recognized that might correlate with spreading pulses in the back-arc Tyrrhenian Sea. In particular, we demonstrate that a dramatic basinal collapse at c. 2.3 Ma correlates with the so-called ‘Calabrian transgression’ Auctorum and is close in age to the oceanization of the Marsili Basin.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Tectonics of the Western Mediterranean and North Africa

G. Moratti
G. Moratti
CNR-Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, Italy
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A. Chalouan
A. Chalouan
University of Mohammed V Agdal, Rabat, Morocco
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Geological Society of London
Volume
262
ISBN electronic:
9781862395107
Publication date:
January 01, 2006

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