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Seismic imaging of late Miocene (Messinian) evaporites from western Mediterranean back-arc basins

M. Dal Cin, A. Del Ben, A. Mocnik, F. Accaino, R. Geletti, N. Wardell, F. Zgur and A. Camerlenghi
Seismic imaging of late Miocene (Messinian) evaporites from western Mediterranean back-arc basins
Petroleum Geoscience (September 2016) 22 (4): 297-308

Abstract

An analysis of multichannel seismic reflection data was conducted focusing on the comparison between the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC) and Plio-Quaternary (PQ) evolution of the eastern Sardo-Provencal and northern Algero-Balearic basins and related margins in the West Mediterranean Sea. Both basins were completely opened during the MSC and their well-defined seismic stratigraphy is very similar in the deep parts. The primary difference between these two basins is due to their different pre-MSC extensional history, including the opening age and the stretching factors. These factors influenced the occurrence of post-MSC salt tectonics on these margins.


ISSN: 1354-0793
EISSN: 2041-496X
Serial Title: Petroleum Geoscience
Serial Volume: 22
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Seismic imaging of late Miocene (Messinian) evaporites from western Mediterranean back-arc basins
Affiliation: National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics, Trieste, Italy
Pages: 297-308
Published: 20160916
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House for EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers), London, United Kingdom
References: 52
Accession Number: 2016-094427
Categories: Structural geologyApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects., strat. cols., 1 table, geol. sketch maps
N37°00'00" - N42°00'00", E02°00'00" - E09°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Trieste, ITA, Italy
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201646
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