publication . Conference object . 2006

The Plio-Quaternary Magdalena Turbidite System

Estrada, Ferran; Alonso, Belén; Ercilla, Gemma;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The Magdalena Turbidite System (MTS) is the second largest modern turbidite system of the South American subcontinent, however little is known about its stratigraphic architecture. It develops on the Caribbean Margin of Colombia, in the area of oblique convergence between the South American and the Caribbean tectonic plates. Major fan development occurred after the Miocene. During the Plio-Quaternary the MTS development is characterized by three main periods of sedimentary evolution: i) Pliocene-Early Pleistocene; ii) Early-Late Pleistocene; and iii) Holocene. During Pliocene-Early Pleistocene (i) the fan construction was predominantly controlled by mass-flows, ...
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free text keywords: Magdalena, Fan, Turbidite, Aguja, Channel, Canyon, Delta, Caribbean
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