Late Holocene tectonic implications deduced from tidal notches in Leukas and Meganisi islands (Ionian Sea)

Authors

  • N. EVELPIDOU Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis 15784 Athens, Greece
  • A. KARKANI Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis 15784 Athens, Greece
  • P. PIRAZZOLI Laboratoire de Géographie Physique. A1 Place Aristide Briand, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France

Keywords:

Submerged shorelines, Late Holocene, tidal notch, Leukas and Meganisi Islands, Ionian Sea

Abstract

In this paper the tectonic behavior of Leukas and Meganisi islands (Ionian Sea) is examined through underwater research carried out in both islands. A possible Late Holocene correlation between coseismic subsidences is attempted and evidenced by submerged tidal notches in both islands. These subsidence events probably occurred after the uplift that affected the northernmost part of Leukas around 4 to 5ka BP. In conclusion, although the whole area was affected by a similar tectonic strain, certain coseismic events were only recorded in one of the two islands and in some cases they affected only part of the study area.

 

Author Biographies

N. EVELPIDOU, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis 15784 Athens, Greece

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Climatology, Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment, University of Athens

A. KARKANI, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis 15784 Athens, Greece

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment, University of Athens

P. PIRAZZOLI, Laboratoire de Géographie Physique. A1 Place Aristide Briand, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France

Directeur de Recherche, CNRS (Émérite)

Laboratoire de Géographie Physique, 1 Place Aristide Briand, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France

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2017-01-20

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