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Title: Geophysical evidence of pre-sag rifting and post-rifting fault reactivation in the Parnaíba basin, Brazil
Authors: Castro, David Lopes de
Bezerra, Francisco Hilário Rego
Fuck, Reinhardt Adolfo
Vidotti, Roberta Mary
Assunto:: Tectônica de placas
Bacias (Geologia)
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Solid Earth
Citation: CASTRO, David Lopes de et al. Geophysical evidence of pre-sag rifting and post-rifting fault reactivation in the Parnaíba basin, Brazil. Solid Earth, v. 7, p. 529-548, abr. 2016. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 2 jun. 2016. doi:10.5194/se-7-529-2016
Abstract: This study investigated the rifting mechanism that preceded the prolonged subsidence of the Paleozoic Parnaíba basin in Brazil and shed light on the tectonic evolution of this large cratonic basin in the South American platform. From the analysis of aeromagnetic, aerogravity, seismic reflection and borehole data, we concluded the following: (1) large pseudo-gravity and gravity lows mimic graben structures but are associated with linear supracrustal strips in the basement. (2) Seismic data indicate that 120–200 km wide and up to 300 km long rift zones occur in other parts of the basins. These rift zones mark the early stage of the 3.5 km thick sag basin. (3) The rifting phase occurred in the early Paleozoic and had a subsidence rate of 47mMyr􀀀1. (4) This rifting phase was followed by a long period of sag basin subsidence at a rate of 9.5mMyr􀀀1 between the Silurian and the late Cretaceous, during which rift faults propagated and influenced deposition. These data interpretations support the following succession of events: (1) after the Brasiliano orogeny (740–580 Ma), brittle reactivation of ductile basement shear zones led to normal and dextral oblique-slip faulting concentrated along the Transbrasiliano Lineament, a continentalscale shear zone that marks the boundary between basement crustal blocks. (2) The post-orogenic tectonic brittle reactivation of the ductile basement shear zones led to normal faulting associated with dextral oblique-slip crustal extension. In the west, pure-shear extension induced the formation of rift zones that crosscut metamorphic foliations and shear zones within the Parnaíba block. (3) The rift faults experienced multiple reactivation phases. (4) Similar processes may have occurred in coeval basins
Licença:: © Author(s) 2016. CC Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0). Fonte: Acesso em: 2 jun. 2016.
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