Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 1–6 | Cite as

The rifting of the Tyrrhenian Basin

  • F. Trincardi
  • N. Zitellini


An evolved system of North-South trending rotational normal faults records the direction of a stretching event on the Tyrrhenian Sea continental margins.

Evolutionary stages of a typical rifted basin are recognized in the Tyrrhenian Sea through the interpretative analysis of seismic data, A major unconformity marks the end of a quite short (Tortonian to middle-Pliocene) rifting phase. However, no well-developed drift-related structures are seen to be active during the deposition of the post-rift sequence.


Evolutionary Stage Seismic Data Normal Fault Continental Margin Unconformity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Trincardi
    • 1
  • N. Zitellini
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto per la Geologia MarinaConsiglio Nazionale delle RicercheBolognaItaly

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