EGU23-1865, updated on 22 Feb 2023
EGU General Assembly 2023
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Neogene synorogenic stratigraphic evolution of southern Apennines

Sabatino Ciarcia1 and Stefano Vitale2
Sabatino Ciarcia and Stefano Vitale
  • 1University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy (
  • 2University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

We present a study of the synorogenic deposits associated with the orogenic construction of the southern Apennines. This orogen is a segment of the Alpine chain system bounding the central-western Mediterranean Sea. Southern Apennines form an orogenic belt consisting of the superposition of some successions of the downgoing Adria plate, made of shallow-water to pelagic sedimentary successions. The synorogenic sedimentation was ruled by the migration of the forebulge-foreland basin system, with the flexure of the continental part of the Adria plate since the Oligocene (forebulge stage), mainly due to the slab retreat process. The thrust front-foredeep-forebulge system migrated toward E/NE until the middle Pleistocene. We focussed our attention on the Foreland Basin System synorogenic deposits mainly consist of back-bulge, foredeep, and wedge-top basin sediments.

How to cite: Ciarcia, S. and Vitale, S.: Neogene synorogenic stratigraphic evolution of southern Apennines, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-1865,, 2023.