Hinterland-Verging Thrusting in the Northern Sicily Continental Margin: Evidences for a Late Collisional Stage of the Sicilian Fold and Thrust Belt?

  • Attilio SulliEmail author
  • Maurizio Gasparo Morticelli
  • Mauro Agate
  • Elisabetta Zizzo
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The Sicilian Fold and Thrust Belt developed during Neogene-Quaternary times characterized by main African-wards tectonic transport direction. Recent investigations highlighted extensive hinterland-verging tectonic structures active during late Pliocene-Pleistocene time suggesting a late collisional stage of the Sicilian Fold and Thrust Belt that could be a precursor of a change in the subduction polarity in the central belt of Mediterranean.


Backthrusting Subduction polarity Sicilian Fold and Thrust Belt Central Mediterranean geodynamics 


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  • Attilio Sulli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maurizio Gasparo Morticelli
    • 1
  • Mauro Agate
    • 1
  • Elisabetta Zizzo
    • 1
  1. 1.DISTEM - Palermo UniversityPalermoItaly

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