publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Quaternary faulting in the Tatra Mountains, evidence from cave morphology and fault-slip analysis

Jacek Szczygieł;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2015
  • Country: Poland
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Tectonically deformed cave passages in the Tatra Mts (Central Western Carpathians) indicate some fault activity during the Quaternary. Displacements occur in the youngest passages of the caves indicating (based on previous U-series dating of speleothems) an Eemian or younger age for those faults, and so one tectonic stage. On the basis of stress analysis and geomorphological observations, two different mechanisms are proposed as responsible for the development of these displacements. The first mechanism concerns faults that are located above the valley bottom and at a short distance from the surface, with fault planes or...
free text keywords: Cave, Neotectonics, Quaternary faults, Stress tensor, Tatra Mts, Uplift, Western Carpathians, Geology, QE1-996.5, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Paleontology, Quaternary, Geomorphology, Fault slip, Fault (geology)
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