Record details

    Young Quaternary and recent crustal movements in Lower Silesia, SW Poland : neotectonic of Poland: Some new achievements
Statement of responsibility
    Stanislaw Dyjor
Other titles
    Mlodoczwartorzedowe i wspólczesne ruchy skorupy ziemskiej na Dolnym Slasku
    Dyjor, Stanislaw
Source title - serial
    Folia quaternaria
    Vol. 66
    p. 51-58
    1 obr., 3 s.bibl.
    res. pol.
    Zkr. název ser.: Folia quat. (Kraków).
Subject group
    důlní otřes
    kvartér Českého masivu
    morfologie fluviální
    pohyb vertikální
    zlom aktivní
Geographical name
    Polsko - jihozápad
Abstract (in english)
   Intensive young-Alpine orogenic movements led to the formaton of numerous blocks in SW Poland, that are described best from the Sudeten and Fore-Sudetic Block. These movements occurred chiefly in Neogene times whereas the last, Valachian episode at the turn of the Miocene and Pliocene, has been responsible for the present-day orography of the Sudeten and their foreland. The Valachian movements, although of lesser intensity, persisted throughout the early Quaternary and even up to now. Their activity is documented by the studies of longitudinal propfiles of fossil river valleys, disturbed by Quaternary faults of amplitudes ranging from 50 to 150 m. Diversified thicknesses of alluvia within river valleys and close to the fault scarps, as well scarps, as well as disturbed profiles of fluvial terraces point to tectonic activity after the last glaciation of this area. The amplitude of young faulting has been from 40 to 100 m.
   Recent mobility of tectonic blocks and fault zones is indicated as well by the records of historic seismicity, repeated geodetic measurements and reactivation of fault zones located beneath huge mines and other engineering constructions and industrial objects
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
Source format
Entered date
    7. 3. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012