Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Solid Earth, 12, 1309–1334, 2021

Special issue: New insights into the tectonic evolution of the Alps and the...

Solid Earth, 12, 1309–1334, 2021

Research article 15 Jun 2021

Research article | 15 Jun 2021

Neogene kinematics of the Giudicarie Belt and eastern Southern Alpine orogenic front (northern Italy)

Vincent F. Verwater et al.

Data sets

Balanced cross sections along the Giudicarie Belt (Southern Alps, Northern Italy) in 3-D Move Vincent F. Verwater, Eline Le Breton, Mark R. Handy, Vincenzo Picotti, Azam Jozi Najafabadi, and Christian Haberland

Short summary
Balancing along geological cross sections reveals that the Giudicarie Belt comprises two kinematic domains. The SW domain accommodated at least ~ 18 km Late Oligocene to Early Miocene shortening. Since the Middle Miocene, the SW domain experienced at least ~ 12–22 km shortening, whereas the NE domain underwent at least ~ 25–35 km. Together, these domains contributed to ~ 40–47 km of sinistral offset of the Periadriatic Fault along the Northern Giudicarie Fault since the Late Oligocene.