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Tectonic control on mud volcanoes and fluid seeps in the Anaximander Mountains, eastern Mediterranean Sea

Tiphaine A. C. Zitter, Caroline Huguen, Johan ten Veen and John M. Woodside
Tectonic control on mud volcanoes and fluid seeps in the Anaximander Mountains, eastern Mediterranean Sea (in Postcollisional tectonics and magmatism in the Mediterranean region and Asia, Yildirim Dilek (editor) and Spyros Pavlides (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (2006) 409: 615-631

Abstract

Deep-tow sidescan sonar and subbottom profiler data (from the 1999 MEDINETH survey), together with observations from the submersible Nautile (from the 1998 MEDINAUT survey), have been used to examine the occurrence of mud volcanoes in the Anaximander Mountains and along the Florence rise in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This area, located at the intersection of the Hellenic trench and the Cyprus arc, is undergoing complex crustal deformation as a result of transpressional and transtensional tectonics, in response to collisional plate interactions. Widespread fluid escape through mud volcanoes and cold seeps occurs within the main wrench zones along the western branch of the Cyprus arc. Fault zones are inferred to provide pathways for overpressured mud and fluids. Mud volcanoes are spatially associated with both major and secondary faults within the regional stress field. This analysis reveals the fundamental role of transcurrent and extensional faulting in the extrusion of mud and the formation of mud volcanoes.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 409
Title: Tectonic control on mud volcanoes and fluid seeps in the Anaximander Mountains, eastern Mediterranean Sea
Title: Postcollisional tectonics and magmatism in the Mediterranean region and Asia
Author(s): Zitter, Tiphaine A. C.Huguen, Carolineten Veen, JohanWoodside, John M.
Author(s): Dilek, Yildirimeditor
Author(s): Pavlides, Spyroseditor
Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Affiliation: Miami University, Department of Geology, Oxford, OH, United States
Pages: 615-631
Published: 2006
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 978-0-8137-2409-6
References: 57
Accession Number: 2007-022845
Categories: OceanographyApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, sketch maps
N34°00'00" - N36°00'00", E29°00'00" - E32°30'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GRC, GreeceGeosciences Azur, FRA, France
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200713
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