The western Mediterranean area located in the contact belt between the slowly convergent African and Eurasian plates (Calais et al. 2003; Nocquet and Calais 2004; Serpelloni et al. 2007) has been the site of a continental-scale lithospheric subduction process, the evolution of which in the last 30 million years is marked by the eastward migration of the retreating subduction hinge shown in Figure 1 (Wortel and Spakman 2000). In this framework, the Tyrrhenian Sea formed as an extensional back arc basin that opened during the last 10 million years due to the roll-back of...
Subduction Beneath Southern Italy Close the Ending: Results from Seismic Tomography
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Messina, Messina, Italy
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma, Italy
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G. Neri, B. Orecchio, C. Totaro, G. Falcone, D. Presti; Subduction Beneath Southern Italy Close the Ending: Results from Seismic Tomography. Seismological Research Letters ; 80 (1): 63–70. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.80.1.63
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