The Tyrrhenian Continent Ragmentation

  • Al. A. Schreider
  • A. A. Schreider
  • A. E. Sazhneva
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In the geological past, there was a continental formation in the place of the Tyrrhenian-Ligurian basin, that included Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and the Apennines in the southwest of the Italian peninsula. The stretching processes led to rifting, passing into diffuse spreading with the fragmentation of this formation. Calculation of Eulerian poles and rotation angles in the context of complex geological and geophysical interpretation of bottom geomorphology allowed to restore the spatial position of the axes of the initial split of the continental formation and to describe the kinematics of the microplates of analyzed region.


West mediterranean paleogeodynamics Tyrrhenian continent Euler poles 



The work was done in the framework of the State assignment, project 0149-2018-0015. While methodological issues of combining conjugate isobaths was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research Project № 17-05-00075.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute of Economics and Management in Gas IndustryNIIgazekonomika Company Ltd.MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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