The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach

Volume 5: Active Processes: Seismicity, Active Faulting and Relief

  • Cecilio Quesada
  • José Tomás Oliveira

Part of the Regional Geology Reviews book series (RGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. José Miguel Azañón, João Cabral
    Pages 1-3
  3. Patricia Ruano, Rui Manuel Silva da Fernandes
    Pages 5-9
  4. Daniel Stich, José Manuel Martínez-Solares, Susana Custódio, Josep Batlló, Rosa Martín, Paula Teves-Costa et al.
    Pages 11-32
  5. Carlos Sanz de Galdeano, José Miguel Azañón, João Cabral, Patricia Ruano, Pedro Alfaro, Carolina Canora et al.
    Pages 33-75
  6. Jorge Pedro Galve, José Vicente Pérez-Peña, José Miguel Azañón, Diamantino M. Insua Pereira, Pedro P. Cunha, Paulo Pereira et al.
    Pages 77-124
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 125-126

About this book


Adopting a global approach, this unique book provides an updated review of the geology of Iberia and its continental margins from a geodynamic perspective. Owing to its location close to successive plate margins, Iberia has played a pivotal role in the geodynamic evolution of the Gondwanan, Rheic, Pangea, Tethys and Eurasian plates over the last 600 Ma of Earth’s history. The geological record starts with the amalgamation of Gondwana in the Neoproterozoic, which was succeeded by the rifting and spreading of the Rheic ocean; its demise, which led to the amalgamation of Pangea in the late Paleozoic; and the rifting and spreading of several arms of the Neotethys ocean in the Mesozoic Era and their ongoing closure, which was responsible for the Alpine orogeny. The significant advances in the last 20 years have increasingly attracted international interest in exploring the geology of the Iberian Peninsula.

This final volume of the Geology of Iberia focuses on the active geological processes in Iberia including seismicity and active faulting as well as the modern landscapes in the Iberian Peninsula.


Geodynamics Active faulting Modern seismicity in Iberia Iberia and its Continental Margins Geomorphology of Portugal Geomorphology of Spain Geomorphology of the Pyrenees

Editors and affiliations

  • Cecilio Quesada
    • 1
  • José Tomás Oliveira
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME) and Faculty of Geological SciencesUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.LNEGAmadoraPortugal

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