Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Solid Earth, 12, 1309–1334, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1309-2021

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

Solid Earth, 12, 1309–1334, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1309-2021

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.

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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.