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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Quaternary and Holocene coastal uplift in Ikaria Island, Aegean Sea

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STIROS S.C. (1) ; LABOREL J. (2) ; LABOREL-DEGUEN F. (2) ; MORHANGE C. (3) ;
(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

Abstract

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

Source

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.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.3166/ga.24.123-131

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