Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 12, Issue 2–3, pp 129–136 | Cite as

Well log interpretation and seismic character of the cenozoic sequence in the northern Alboran Sea

  • M. J. Jurado
  • M. C. Comas
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology


Seismic stratigraphic and main lithological features of the sedimentary cover overlying the basement of the Alboran Sea were established via the analysis of commercial multichannel seismic surveys, geophysical well logs, and well data. Six seismic stratigraphics units (VI to I), bounded by unconformities, form the marine sediments that range in age from early Miocene to Quaternary. They are dated by extrapolation of commercial drilling results from the northern Alboran Sea. Volcanic activity is recorded within sedimentary sequences of units V to II. Undercompaction features are detected in the two basal units.


Drilling Miocene Marine Sediment Volcanic Activity Unconformity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Jurado
    • 1
  • M. C. Comas
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra (Jaume Almera), CSICZona Universitaria Pedrables Martí i Franqués s/nBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Instituto Andaluz de Geología Mediterránea (CSIC y Universidad de Granada)Universidad de GranadaGranadaSpain

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