Normal faulting and crustal deformation, Alkyonides Gulf and Perachora peninsula, eastern Gulf of Corinth rift basin, Greece


Leeder, M.R., Portman, C., Andrews, J.E., Collier, R.E., Finch, E., Gawthorpe, R.L., McNeill, L.C., Perez-Arlucea, M. and Rowe, P. (2005) Normal faulting and crustal deformation, Alkyonides Gulf and Perachora peninsula, eastern Gulf of Corinth rift basin, Greece. Journal of Geological Society, 162, (3), 549-561. (doi:10.1144/0016-764904-075).

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Geophysical, structural, geochronological and geomorphological data indicate that the Psatha, East Alkyonides, Skinos and Pisia faults are Holocene-active structures whereas the status of the West Alkyonides, Strava, Perachora and Loutraki faults is less certain. We see no evidence for significant lateral surface fault growth. New data for late-Pleistocene footwall uplift of the Psatha fault is comparable to previously estimated Holocene rates. Pre-Holocene stratigraphic sequences in the Alkyonides gulf enable calculation of vertical displacement on the Skinos fault, in the range 1.42 - 1.60 km over >0.6 My. Previous palaeoseismological studies indicate comparable displacement rates extrapolated to 0.61-2.20 My, whereas extrapolation of previous geodetic data indicate a range 0.17-0.46 Ma. The latter is too short given the evidence of the stratigraphic record, signifying either that they may not be representative of longer-term rates, or that significant deformation has taken place elsewhere e.g. on offshore antithetic faults. A case is established for uniform late Quaternary (post-MIS 7) uplift of the Perachora peninsula at rates of c. 0.2-0.3 mm a-1. The lack of regional tilting over Perachora/Corinth/Isthmia is in marked contrast to the situation in the Alkyonides/Megara basins to the east.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0016-7649 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
ePrint ID: 37746
Date Deposited: 26 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:23
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/37746

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