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

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Authors

Sian Evans , Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson , Davide Oppo 

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31223/osf.io/5usv7

Subjects

Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Tectonics and Structure

Keywords

gravity gliding, levantine basin, salt tectonics

Dates

Published: 2020-08-05 16:54

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GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) 2.1

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Confidential data available on request from the Lebanese Petroleum Administration.

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