DSpace UNL

RUN >
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) >
FCT Departamentos >
FCT: Departamento de Ciências da Terra >
FCT: DCT - Artigos em revista nacional com arbitragem científica >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/5412

Título: Tectónica da região de Sintra
Autor: Kullberg, M. C.
Kullberg, J. C.
Issue Date: 2000
Editora: Museu Nacional de História Natural da Universidade de Lisboa
Resumo: Photo-interpretation of aerial stereopairs of the Sintra region on the approx. 1/32 000 scale together with field work allowed the production of the present Tectonic Map of the Sintra region. It is now possible to separate structures which resulted from two different tectonic events: one, corresponding to the intrusion of the Late Cretaceous Sintra igneous diapir, and the other the Miocene compressive event, the most important tectonic inversion phase of the Lusitanian Basin. The former are present to the south, southeast and east of the intrusion and within the intrusion itself, affecting the peripheral granites and their contacts with the gabbro-syenite core. These structures comprehend: i) faults and conical fractures striking parallel to the massif boundary, which were intruded by dykes, ii) vertical faults and fractures of two conjugate sets, dextral NNW-SSE and sinistral NNE-SSW. These faults are certainly associated with the E-W striking massif's northwards directed thrust and indicate a N-S oriented horizontal maximum compressive stress. The Miocene compressive event reactivated most of the inherited structures as follows. The NNWSSE faults located on the Sintra southern platform were reactivated as dextral strike slip faults and the E-W thrust along the northern boundary of the massif was also reactivated. This thrust propagated to the east. It also enhanced the asymmetry of the rim-syncline, uplifted the massif and reactivated the NNE-SSW faults as sinistral lateral ramps, which also accommodated vertical throw. The present Tectonic Map of Sintra together with the available geophysical data (MOREIRA, 1984, KULLBERG et al., 1991, SILVA & MIRANDA, 1994) allowed reassessment of the models proposed for the emplacement of the Sintra, Sines and Monchique igneous massifs, which intruded during Late Cretaceous times along the deep dextral NNW-SSE oriented strike slip fault (RIBEIRO et al., 1979; TERRINHA, 1998; TERRINHA & KULLBERG, 1998).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/5412
Appears in Collections:FCT: DCT - Artigos em revista nacional com arbitragem científica

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Kullberg & Kullberg (Sintra_2000).pdf1,52 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Statistics
FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpaceOrkut
Formato BibTex mendeley Endnote Logotipo do DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Universidade Nova de Lisboa  - Feedback
Promotores do RCAAP   Financiadores do RCAAP

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Universidade do Minho   Governo Português Ministério da Educação e Ciência PO Sociedade do Conhecimento (POSC) Portal oficial da União Europeia