Iberian plate kinematics: a jumping plate boundary between Eurasia and Africa

  title={Iberian plate kinematics: a jumping plate boundary between Eurasia and Africa},
  author={Smriti Srivastava and Hans Schouten and Walter R. Roest and Kim D. Klitgord and L. C. Kovacs and Jacob Verhoef and R. F. Macnab},
THE rotation of Iberia and its relation to the formation of the Pyrenees has been difficult to decipher because of the lack of detailed sea-floor spreading data, although several models have been proposed1–7. Here we use detailed aeromagnetic measurements from the sea floor offshore of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland to show that Iberia moved as part of the African plate from late Cretaceous to mid-Eocene time, with a plate boundary extending westward from the Bay of Biscay. When motion along… 
Alpine Orogeny: Deformation and Structure in the Northern Iberian Margin (Pyrenees s.l.)
  • J. Muñoz
  • Geology
    The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach
  • 2019
The Pyrenean Orogenic system formed by the contractional deformation of the North Iberian margin from late Santonian to Middle Miocene times as a result of the collision between the Iberian and
Pyrenean orogeny and plate kinematics
[1] The evolution of the Pyrenees, a mountain range between Iberia and Eurasia, has remained the subject of many debates between geologists and geophysicists for a long time. By combining the
Neogene to recent contraction and basin inversion along the Nubia‐Iberia boundary in SW Iberia
The SW of Iberia is currently undergoing compression related to the convergence between Nubia and Iberia. Multiple compressive structures, and their related seismic activity, have been documented
Cenozoic evolution of eastern Iberia: Structural data and dynamic model
Iberia underwent intraplate deformation during the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. In eastem Ibena, compression took place during the Palaeogene and early Miocene, giving rise to the Iberian Chain, and
Cenozoic Sedimentation Along the Piedmonts of Thrust Related Basement Ranges and Strike-Slip Deformation Belts of the Iberian Variscan Massif
The Iberian microcontinent has been moving eastward since the Triassic due to the progressive opening of the Atlantic Ocean. Since the middle Campanian the Mesozoic extensional regime ended and the
Evolution of Mesozoic sedimentary basins around the North Central Atlantic: a preliminary plate kinematic solution
Abstract There is significant correlation between the tectono-stratigraphic record in the sedimentary basins round the Central North Atlantic and the seafloor spreading history of the North Atlantic.


Caribbean tectonics and relative plate motions
During the last century, three different ways of interpreting the tectonic evolution of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean have been proposed, taking into account the Bailey Willis School of a
Closure of the Africa‐Eurasia‐North America Plate motion circuit and tectonics of the Gloria Fault
We examine the closure of the current plate motion circuit between the African, North American, and Eurasian plates to test whether these plates are rigid and whether the Gloria fault is an active
Alpine Deformation and the Oceanic Areas of the Tethys, Mediterranean, and Atlantic
A preliminary least-squares fit of the 1,000-m contour of the continental fragments around the Mediterranean is presented. It extends the Atlantic reassembly of Bullard and others to the Balearic
Permo-Triassic reconstruction of western Pangea and the evolution of the Gulf of MexicosCaribbean region
A Permo-Triassic reconstruction of western Pangea (North America, South America, Africa) is proposed that is characterized by (1) definition of the North Atlantic fit by matching of marginal offsets
Active Tectonics of the Mediterranean Region
Summary Examination of more than 100 fault plane solutions for earthquakes within the Alpide belt between the Mid-Atlantic ridge and Eastern Iran shows that the deformation at present occurring is