Seismic stratigraphy, structure and tectonic evolution of the Levantine Basin, offshore Israel
Published:January 01, 2006
Michael A. Gardosh, Yehezkel Druckman, 2006. "Seismic stratigraphy, structure and tectonic evolution of the Levantine Basin, offshore Israel", Tectonic Development of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, A. H. F. Robertson, D. Mountrakis
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Multi-channel seismic reflection data and borehole information were used to study the structure and stratigraphy of the Levantine basin, offshore Israel. A new, 2D seismic survey that covers the southeastern Mediterranean Sea from the Israeli coast to the Eratosthenes Seamount shows the entire Phanerozoic sedimentary fill down to a depth of 14–16 km. The basin-fill is subdivided into six seismo-stratigraphic units interpreted as low-order, major depositional cycles (supersequences A–F). Correlation and mapping of these units allowed an investigation of the geological history of the basin and the analysis of two important tectonic phases: Neotethyan rifting, and Syrian Arc inversion...
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