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Growth folding on the floor of the Ionian Sea Scene

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2008-02-15

Basic analysis of growth strata associated with buckle folds on the floor of the Ionian Sea.

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Growth folding on the floor of the Ionian Sea - annotated Interpretation

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Date Created: 2008-02-15

Interpretation (simple annotation) of growth folding on the floor of the Ionian sea. The profile shows excellent syntectonic deposition - sequential onlap with fanning stratal reflectors. The buckled layer is probably competent Messinian gypsum embedded in weaker pelagic sediments.


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

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures

Tectonostratigraphic Style
Growth Strata

Seismic Stratigraphy

Depositional Environment
Basin Floor

Age of Strata
Quaternary, Neogene

Age of Deformation
Quaternary, Neogene

Geographic Context

Physical Geography
Abyssal Plains

Political Geography
Italy, Italian Republic, Malta, Republic of


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time

Image Type
Vertical Profile