New information arising from recent oil and gas exploration in the West Carpathians of eastern Slovakia
T. Koráb, M. Král, M. Pereszlénvs, D. Vass and D. Wunder
Journal name: First Break
Issue: Vol 11, No 12, December 1993 pp. 519 - 524
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The West Carpathian territory extends from southwestern Slovakia through eastern Moravia to southern Poland. It is subdivided from its exterior to interior as follows: the Carpathian foredeep (a foreland basin), the Flysch Belt (a clastic accretionary prism), the Klippen Belt (a peculiar, narrow, extremely tectonically compressed belt, a remnant of the Pieniny ocean), the Central Carpathians (a complex area formed by several ocean-forming, passive margin and subduction processes amalgamated by Late Cretaceous tectonic movements), and the Central or Inner Carpathian Palaeogene and Neogene basins, which are in fore-arc and back-arc positions, accompanied by calc-alkaline volcanics, although only part of them can be considered as a volcanic arc.