By I.R. Finetti
This publication provides and discusses new information starting from Alps to Africa, acquired by way of the CROP venture (transcrustal seismic exploration of the Mediterranean and Italy). New lithospheric imagings of correct value for figuring out disputed issues are supplied. Alps, Apennines, Calabrian Arc, Sicilian Apennine, Maghrebian Chain, Corso-Sardinian Block, paleo-basins (Ionian, Alpine Tethys), neo-basins (Balearic and Tyrrhenian) are innovatively reconstructed.
* offers new information from the Alps to Africa
* offers interpretation of the CROP seismic community data
* deals a stepwise bring up in details with new info for additional reviews
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Other elongated grabens of subordinate magnitude have been created in the Pelagian Sea (Figure 25) with the same trend and always by right-transcurrent faults. The NW–SE transcurrent faults are associated with developed NNE–SSW antithetic left-transcurrent faults (Finetti and Del Ben, this volume, Chapter 26). Review of the Main Results of the Pioneering MS Seismic Exploration Programme 25 Figure 23: Seismic example (line MS-17; part) in the Gulf of Sirte (after Finetti and Morelli, 1973). It exhibits a well-reflecting sequence with a thick Tertiary–Upper Cretaceous (overlying an unidentified Cambro-Ordovician basement formed by quartzitic sandstone).
28, 75–156. , A. Del Ben, this volume. Crustal tectono-stratigraphy of the Ionian Sea from integrated new CROP seismic data. Chapter 19. , A. Del Ben, this volume. Crustal tectono-stratigraphic setting of the Pelagian foreland from new CROP seismic data. Chapter 26. , 1970. Reflection seismic study of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Boll. Geof. Teor. Appl. 12, 311–345. , 1996. Il sistema Appennino Meridionale–Arco Calabro–Sicilia nel Mediterraneo Centrale: studio geologico-geofisico. Boll. Soc. Geol. It. 115, 529–559.
Figure 13: First geophysical document in the literature revealing that the Ionian Sea is floored by an old oceanic crust (after Finetti, 1982; revised and implemented). A = base Plio-Quaternary; B = base Messinian; C = within Miocene; I = top condensed Ionian sequence (Permo-Trias to Oligocene); P = top basal Trias-Late Permian sequence; TO = top oceanic crust; MO = Moho. K, J, JN, S, T = horizons within Mesozoic cover sequence of the Hyblean plateau (African crust). TL = top lower crust Africa.
CROP Project, Volume 1: Deep Seismic Exploration of the Central Mediterranean and Italy (Atlases in Geoscience) by I.R. Finetti