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

Oligo-Quaternary kinematic evolution of the Sicilian-Maghrebian chain

Chiara Macchiavelli (a), Eugenio Turco (a), Antonio Schettino (a), Pietro Paolo Pierantoni (a) & Federico Famiani (a)
(a) School of Science & Technology, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy. E-mail:

Volume: 29/2013
Pages: 82-85


We propose a new kinematic model for the evolution of the Sicilian-Maghrebian chain from the early Oligocene to Present. In particular, the evolution of the Caltanissetta foredeep basin, active from upper Miocene?Pleistocene is described from a kinematic point of view through a series of plate reconstructions that show the Caltanissetta basin peculiarity with respect to the Maghrebian chain foredeep, and points out that the foredeep evolution can't be explained in a simple collisional complex context.


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