Supplementary material: Details of the methods used are available at https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.3260977.The main aim of this paper is to present and discuss the results of quantitative dating of Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits associated with the Kyrenia Range with a view to understanding the timing, rates and processes driving its surface uplift.The Kyrenia Range underwent tectonically driven uplift during the Pliocene to Pleistocene in response to the interaction of various tectonic processes.To understand the tectonic processes driving the uplift and how this is related to uplift of other areas of the Eastern Mediterranean, uranium-series disequilibrium and optically stimulated luminescence dating were applied to marine and non-marine terrace deposits exposed on the northern flank of the range.The likely cause of the uplift of the Troodos Massif was the collision of the Eratosthenes Seamount, a large crustal edifice, with the Cyprus active margin, related to a northward-dipping subduction zone.
The uplift of the Kyrenia Range appears to have been significantly faster than that affecting other comparable regions in the easternmost Mediterranean during the Pleistocene (e.g. The driving mechanism for the uplift of both the Kyrenia Range and the Troodos Massif is inferred to be the collision of the Eratosthenes Seamount with the Cyprus trench to the south of Cyprus.The Eastern Mediterranean region is very well suited to this approach because it is an active tectonic area that is becoming increasingly well understood based on a combination of both land and marine geophysical and geological studies. 1) is a convergence zone involving subduction, strike-slip (including transpression and transtension) and collision at different scales, together with deep-seated processes such as crustal delamination, slab break-off and slab tearing (Faccenna 2012; Bartol & Govers 2014).The interaction of such deep-seated tectonic processes drives surface uplift in various parts of the easternmost Mediterranean and the adjacent region.Please note that our contact points close each August and new memberships cannot be processed until September.Although we provide a service mainly to our members, we try to assist anyone else who asks.View Dates & Prices Blend history and culture with blue skies and crystal clear seas on this 7 night holiday to Northern Cyprus.With its strategic location in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus has a rich and varied history with periods spent under Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and British rule.Stroll through the ruins of the ancient city of Salamis, wander the twisting alleys and bustling streets of the old towns of Kyrenia and Famagusta, and visit Europe’s last divided capital, Nicosia.Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Chichester Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates.The British Residents Society is a non-profit organisation, run by volunteers, that provides information, support and advice for those owning or renting property in North Cyprus.We endeavour to ensure that information is up to date and accurate but if you come across something wrong or feel that we should be adding content, please feel free to BRS welcomes new members; it has two membership categories covering both UK and non-UK passport holders, that are married to a UK passport holder (Associate Membership). Completed membership forms (along with your passport) should then be brought to one of our information desks that is listed in the "contact us" link shown above.