Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 29/2013

The architecture of the peri-Tyrrhenian collision belt from Central Apennines to Sicily and the dynamics of the central Mediterranean

Stefano Catalano (a), Paola Cianfarra (b), Matteo Maggi (b), Gino Romagnoli (a), Francesco Salvini (b), Giuseppe Tortorici (a) & Luigi Tortorici (a)
(a) Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche, Ambientali ? Sezione di Scienze della Terra, Università di Catania, Corso Italia 55, 95129 Catania E-mail: (b) Dipartimento di Scienze, Sezione di Geologia Università Roma Tre L.go S.L.Murialdo, 1 00146 Roma.

Volume: 29/2013
Pages: 27-30


The architecture of distinct orogenic segments from the central Apennines to Sicily have been co pared in order to establish their relation with the Tyrrhenian opening. Our data evidence that along the peri-Tyrrhenian orogenic belt, the contractional deformation roughly balanced the extension in the adjacent Tyrrhenian domain and that the variable orientation of the compression across the Calabrian arc could derive from the combination between the Nubia-Eurasia convergence and an additional component of motion which distributed radially in the Tyrrhenian region.


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