Tectogenesis

tectogenesis

[¦tek·tə′jen·ə·səs]
(geology)

Tectogenesis

 

(or orogenesis), the aggregate of the tectonic movements and processes that form the tectonic structures of the earth’s crust. The term “tectogenesis” was suggested by the German geologist E. Haarmann in 1930. (See.)

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Tectogenesis of the platform cover, including major faults, was analyzed in detail by Malkovsky et al.
Estratigrafia del Terciario y Maestrichtiano continentales y Tectogenesis de los Andes colombianos (con 7 planchas).
This inferred provenance is consistent with the regional geological setting, as the outcome of a period of Alpine tectogenesis of the Spanish Central System (Alvaro et al.
Su origen se remonta a la ruptura de la penillanura pretriasica por parte de la tectogenesis alpina, generando una serie de "horst" entre ambas fosas tectonicas.
Se trata de una modesta replica orografica del Sistema Central, una penillanura mas o menos rejuvenecida por la tectogenesis alpidica, que no supera los 1.
Although there are not enough measurements, it is possible to assume, that the orientation of principal stress of the Variscan tectogenesis is preserved and contributes significantly to the total stress conditions in the rock mass of the Karvina part of the coal basin.