Postcollisional contractional and extensional deformation in the Aegean region
Published:January 01, 2006
Sotirios Kokkalas, Paraskevas Xypolias, Ioannis Koukouvelas, Theodor Doutsos, 2006. "Postcollisional contractional and extensional deformation in the Aegean region", Postcollisional Tectonics and Magmatism in the Mediterranean Region and Asia, Yildirim Dilek, Spyros Pavlides
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In the Aegean area, distinct fault patterns with their associated stress regimes are evidenced along a curved convergent plate boundary. In this article, we analyze and review late collisional and extensional structures in five structural regions along the External Hellenides orogenic belt in order to define, primarily, the evolution of onshore basins and, secondarily, the evolution of off-shore basins and the role of the inherited structures within the present geotectonic framework. We also evaluate how these structures act on seismicity as well as present-day motion and magmatism in the Aegean area.
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