Cantabrian Coast of Spain

August 12, 2006


Provided by: Manuel Marques Lopez, RED Nimbar
Summary authors & editors: Manuel Marqués López

The photo above shows the Cantabrian coast of Spain and was taken on May 28, 2006 near Luarca, Asturias (northern Spain). This sector of the coast represents the best place along Cantabria for the observation and analysis of those structures that originated during the third phase of the F3 deformation, which is characterized by open, gentle folds. Rocks here belong mainly to the mid Ordoviician (Pizarras de Luarca). The beach of Portizuelo is located to the west of here. An antiform fold that arises on this beach is largely responsible for its popularity.

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