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The contact of the North European Epivariscan Platform with the West Carpathians

Journal of the Czech Geological Society, volume 38 (1993), issue 1-2 , 21 - 30


The contact zone of the North European Epivariscan Platform and the West Carpathians in Moravia is the region where the Variscan and Alpine orogens with opposite vergencies are overlapping. The southeastern passive margin of the platform was gradually underthrust below the Carpatho-Pannonian block during the Alpine orogenic subduction processes. During the thrusting the sediments of the present Flysch Carpathians were scraped off their former sedimentary area, imbricated and stacked to form an accretionary prism.
The structure and the development of the platform and the flysch nappes are analyzed on the basis of two geological cross-sections drawn along seismic profiles. The limitation of the southeastern extent of the platform below the nappes does not exceed the axis of the Wiese induction vector anomaly. Also presented are the geotectonic interpretation of the Late Miocene volcanics near Uhersk√Ĺ Brod, Miocene development of the southeastern margin of the Bohemian Massif and geological prospects of the region for oil and gas based on of studies of the katagenesis of the organic matter contained in the rocks.

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