(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Quaternary and Holocene coastal uplift in Ikaria Island, Aegean Sea

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Civil Engineering, Univ., Patras, GRECE
(2) Fac. des Sciences de Luminy, Marseille, FRANCE
(3) CEREGE, IVF, Univ. Provence, Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE


Geomorphological, biological and AMS radiocarbon dating provide evidence of an about l m high elevated palaeo-shoreline at the NE coast of Ikaria Island, Aegean Sea, and to a seismic uplift which occurred after AD950-1150 and was probably responsible for damage in an ancient tower. These data provide evidence for a strong earthquake in an island usually assumed aseismic, coastal uplifts and coastal fauna are scarce in this region, while the Late Holocene uplift correlates with a flight of marine terraces of probably Quaternary age, at least up to 40 m high. Long-term uplift is not observed at the footwall of a fault bounding a major graben north of Ikaria, it represents a structural puzzle and it may help to shed some light to the evolution of various extensional terranes


Article of periodic

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 24, no3-4 [pp. 123-131]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 7 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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