Universal Journal of Geoscience Vol. 6(6), pp. 184 - 190
DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2018.060402
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Structural Architecture of the Kura Foreland Fold-and-thrust Belt Using Seismic Reflection Profile, Georgia


Victor Alania 1,*, Onise Enukidze 1, Nugzar Glonti 1, Alexander Razmadze 1, Alexander Chabukiani 1, Anzor Giorgadze 2, Bacho Vakhtang Glonti 2, Kakhaber Koiava 2, Tamar Beridze 2, Sophio Khutsishvili 2, Rusudan Chagelishvili 3
1 Institute of Geophysics, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, United States
2 Al. Janelidze Institute of Geology, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, United States
3 Department of Geology and Paleontology, Georgian National Museum, United States

ABSTRACT

Our study is focused on the structural geometry of the western part of Kura foreland fold-and-thrust belt (KFFTB) disposed in the central part of the Caucasus. Structural architecture of the Georgian part of the KFFTB has been interpreted using seismic reflection profile. Building of structures of the Kura foreland basin was formed by Greater Caucasus basement wedge propagation along detachment horizons within the cover-generating thin-skinned structures represented by Neogene shallow marine and thick continental sediments. Based on the structural style of deformation, two seismic–structural complexes were identified in seismic profiles: an upper and a lower complex. Seismic reflection data reveal the presence of south-vergent thrusts, north-vergent backthrusts, and duplex. The deformations in the KFFTB structures were controlled by the multi-level detachments. The Didi Shiraki thrust-top basin has a bivergent geometry and is filled by Pliocene-Pleistocene syn-kinematic sediments.

KEYWORDS
Seismic Profile, Thrust-top Basin, Fault-related Fold, Growth Strata, Duplex

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[1] Victor Alania , Onise Enukidze , Nugzar Glonti , Alexander Razmadze , Alexander Chabukiani , Anzor Giorgadze , Bacho Vakhtang Glonti , Kakhaber Koiava , Tamar Beridze , Sophio Khutsishvili , Rusudan Chagelishvili , "Structural Architecture of the Kura Foreland Fold-and-thrust Belt Using Seismic Reflection Profile, Georgia," Universal Journal of Geoscience, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 184 - 190, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2018.060402.

(b). APA Format:
Victor Alania , Onise Enukidze , Nugzar Glonti , Alexander Razmadze , Alexander Chabukiani , Anzor Giorgadze , Bacho Vakhtang Glonti , Kakhaber Koiava , Tamar Beridze , Sophio Khutsishvili , Rusudan Chagelishvili (2018). Structural Architecture of the Kura Foreland Fold-and-thrust Belt Using Seismic Reflection Profile, Georgia. Universal Journal of Geoscience, 6(6), 184 - 190. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2018.060402.