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Event stratigraphy of the upper Cretaceous to lower Eocene hemipelagic sequences of the Prebetic Zone (SE Spain): Record of the onset of tectonic convergence in a passive continental margin

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Martín Chivelet, Javier and Chacón Pichaco, Beatriz (2007) Event stratigraphy of the upper Cretaceous to lower Eocene hemipelagic sequences of the Prebetic Zone (SE Spain): Record of the onset of tectonic convergence in a passive continental margin. Sedimentary Geology, 197 . pp. 141-163. ISSN 0037-0738

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Abstract

In the Eastern Prebetic Zone of SE Spain, upper Cretaceous to lower Eocene hemipelagic sequences deposited in the ancient
southern passive continental margin of Iberia are well exposed. The long-term stratigraphy of these sequences is punctuated by six
regional tectonic events, which induced rapid changes in palaeogeography and regional tectonics. Each event configured a new
genetic scenario for sedimentation, which lasted until the next tectonic reorganization and, in turn, controlled the deposition of an
event bounded stratigraphic unit (EBSU). The ages of these events, determined chronobiostratigraphically, are: intra-Coniacian,
late Santonian, “mid” Maastrichtian, latest Maastrichtian–earliest Danian, late Thanetian and intra-Ypresian. All the events, but the
first, are interpreted here as the result of contractional tectonic pulses, related to changes in intraplate stresses during the onset of
African–European convergence. Through correlations with both adjacent shallow marine carbonates (Prebetic platform) and basin
pelagites (Subbetic), along with other basins of Iberia and North Africa, the long-term evolution of the continental margin is
integrated within the geodynamic framework of the western Tethys.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Event stratigraphy; Hemipelagites; Late Cretaceous; Palaeocene; Betics; Spain
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Stratigraphic geology
ID Code:20152
Deposited On:27 Feb 2013 12:11
Last Modified:11 Dec 2018 08:42

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