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    28. POST- Active tectonics, earthquake geology, paleoenvironment and Quaternary sequences: a transverse along the Corinth Gulf Rift to Zakynthos island

    I. Papanikolaou (Agricult. Univ. Athens), M. Triantaphyllou (Nation. Kapodistrian Univ. Athens), E. Lekkas (Nation. Kapodistrian Univ. Athens) 5 days, 450 €, Athens – Corinth – Zakyntos Isl. – Athens

    The Corinth Gulf is one of the fastest extending regions worldwide (~15 mm/yr), forming a spectacular setting for studying active faults and Quaternary sedimentary sequences. The fieldtrip will initiate from the eastern part of the Gulf focusing towards the South Alkyonides Fault system, that was activated during the 1981 earthquake sequence. Fault scarps, surface ruptures, trenches, wind-gaps, marine terraces, and Holocene notches deformed by active faults will be visited along the Perachora Peninsula. We will cross the Corinth Canal by boat and visit the famous ancient Kechriaie submerged harbor related to Apostle Paul visits and texts. We will examine the relationships between active faults, marine terraces, present-day fan deltas and paleodeltas along the southern central and western part of the Gulf. We will observe how climatic cycles are imprinted on the sedimentary processes and the geomorphology. The fieldtrip will end up in Zakynthos island, where, a spectacular Early-Middle Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.6 Ma) marine sedimentary sequence crops out, due to tectonic uplift. The sequence includes unconformities that relate to sea level lowstands, whereas biostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy document major boundaries such as the Jaramillo, the Cobb Mountain, the Olduvai and Brunhes.

      TERPRO Terrestrial Processes, Deposits  and History SACCOM Stratigraphy and Chronology

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