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Geological analysis of geophysical data obtained by the interpretation of crustal profiles indicates that in the central Mediterranean region the following structural domains can be distinguished: the foreland domains, an orogenic belt, and the Corsica-Sardinia block. The foreland domains are represented by two continental blocks, the Apulian block to the north and the Pelagian block to the south, belonging respectively to the Adria and to the Africa plates, separated by the oceanic crust of the Ionian Sea. The orogenic belt is located between two oceanic crusts: the old Ionian crust, at the present time subducting beneath the Calabrian arc, and...

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