La branche orientale de l'arc de Chypre. Morphostructure d'une frontière de plaques d'après les résultats de la campagne BLAC (2003) - INSU - Institut national des sciences de l'Univers Access content directly
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La branche orientale de l'arc de Chypre. Morphostructure d'une frontière de plaques d'après les résultats de la campagne BLAC (2003)

Jean Benkhelil
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Mazhar Bayerly
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Stéphane Branchoux
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Thierry Courp
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Eliane Gonthier
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Christian Hübscher
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Agnès Maillard
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Elias Tahchi
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Abstract

The eastern bend of the Cyprus Arc, at the transition between the submerged Mediterranean subduction and the onshore fault zones that underline the Eurasian, African and Arabic plates boundaries is a submarine feature undergoing a complex tectonic deformation. The BLAC marine geophysical survey helps to better assess the type of the deformation that affects the Messinian to Quaternary sediments along this plate boundary. The deformation, focussed between two tectonic corridors, displays compressive and transpressive features in the central part, becoming thrusting when moving westward in connection with the Cyprus accretionnary wedge. The northeastern end of this submarine range connects with the Latakia Ridge, which is, together with its continental extension, under a tensional tectonic regime. To cite this article: J. Benkhelil et al., C. R. Geoscience 337 (2005).
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insu-03642992 , version 1 (15-04-2022)

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Jean Benkhelil, Mazhar Bayerly, Stéphane Branchoux, Thierry Courp, Eliane Gonthier, et al.. La branche orientale de l'arc de Chypre. Morphostructure d'une frontière de plaques d'après les résultats de la campagne BLAC (2003). Comptes rendus - Géoscience, 2005, 337, pp.1075-1083. ⟨10.1016/j.crte.2005.05.002⟩. ⟨insu-03642992⟩

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