Taking the pulse of salt-detached gravity gliding in the eastern Mediterranean

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Sian Lianne Evans , Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson , Davide Oppo 


We investigate early-stage salt-detached gliding using a 3D seismic dataset from the Levant Margin in the Eastern Mediterranean, where gravitational instability due to margin uplift has caused north-westward translation of the Messinian salt sheet and its Plio-Pleistocene clastic overburden. Large, NE-trending, base-salt anticlines have allowed the basinward translation to be recorded by the development of supra-salt ramp syncline basins and fluid escape pipes, the latter forming due to the leakage of gas and fluid from the anticline crests.




Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Tectonics and Structure


gravity gliding, levantine basin, salt tectonics


Published: 2020-08-06 00:54

Last Updated: 2021-07-21 21:45

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Confidential data available on request from the Lebanese Petroleum Administration.

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