By I.R. Finetti
This booklet provides and discusses new facts starting from Alps to Africa, got via the CROP venture (transcrustal seismic exploration of the Mediterranean and Italy). New lithospheric imagings of proper significance for realizing disputed themes are supplied. Alps, Apennines, Calabrian Arc, Sicilian Apennine, Maghrebian Chain, Corso-Sardinian Block, paleo-basins (Ionian, Alpine Tethys), neo-basins (Balearic and Tyrrhenian) are innovatively reconstructed.
* offers new information from the Alps to Africa
* offers interpretation of the CROP seismic community data
* bargains a stepwise raise in info with new information for additional reports
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Another clear seismic imaging of the Ionian Sea–outer Hellenic wedge zone is supplied by the line segment of Figure 17 (MS-33), where the Messinian interval AB, the pre-Messinian Miocene BI, and the condensed Ionian sequence I–TO (Permo-Triassic to Oligocene) are seismically interpreted. 16 Finetti et al. Figure 13: First geophysical document in the literature revealing that the Ionian Sea is floored by an old oceanic crust (after Finetti, 1982; revised and implemented). A = base Plio-Quaternary; B = base Messinian; C = within Miocene; I = top condensed Ionian sequence (Permo-Trias to Oligocene); P = top basal Trias-Late Permian sequence; TO = top oceanic crust; MO = Moho.