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Minibasin above mobile Messinian salt , floor of Ionian Sea Scene

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2008-02-16

Extensional minibasin formed above a mobile substrate (Messinian evaporites?) on the floor of the Ionian Sea. The interpretation here follows a model of extensional flow in the underlying Messinian evaporires. Alternatively the faulting and basin may couple with active basement faulting in the Ionian lithosphere.

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Extensional minibasin, floor of Ionian Sea - interpreted Interpretation

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Date Created: 2008-02-16

Minibasin formed above a mobile substrate (Messinian evaporites?) on the floor of the Ionian Sea. The growth strata show classic dip-fan behaviour with divergence of reflectors towards the inferred fault/fault zone (which is complex).


  • Scene Administrator:
    • Rob Butler
  • VSA Author:
    • Rob Butler

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures

Tectonostratigraphic Style
Growth Strata

Seismic Stratigraphy

Depositional Environment
Basin Floor

Sediment Composition

Age of Strata
Quaternary, Neogene

Age of Deformation
Quaternary, Pliocene

Geological Context


Basin Setting
Remnant Ocean

Geographic Context

Physical Geography
Abyssal Plains

Political Geography
Italy, Italian Republic


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time

Image Type
Vertical Profile