Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

The Glarus thrust (German: Glarner Überschiebung) is a major thrust fault in the Alps of eastern Switzerland. Along the thrust the Helvetic nappes were thrusted more than 100 km to the north over the external Aarmassif and Infrahelvetic complex. The thrust forms the contact between older (Helvetic) Permo-Triassic rock layers of the Verrucano group and younger (external) Jurassic and Cretaceous limestones and Paleogene flysch and molasse.

The Glarus thrust crops out over a relatively large area in the cantons Glarus, St. Gallen and Graubünden, due to its horizontal orientation and the high local relief. Famous outcrops include those at Lochsite near Glarus (the town) and in a mountain cliff called Tschingelhörner between Elm and Flims (in the same cliff is a natural hole called the Martinsloch).

Outline
The Glarus thrust (German: Glarner Überschiebung) is a major thrust fault in the Alps of eastern Switzerland.

Recommended world heritage video

  1. Pyrénées – Mont Perdu

    Pyrénées – Mont Perdu

  2. Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

    Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

  3. Works of Antoni Gaudí

    Works of Antoni Gaudí

  1. La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

    La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

  2. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, watchmaking town planning

    La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, watchmaking town planning

  3. Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

    Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

  1. Works of Antoni Gaudí

    Works of Antoni Gaudí

  2. L’viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre

    L’viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre

  3. Tower of London

    Tower of London

  1. Gough and Inaccessible Islands

    Gough and Inaccessible Islands

  2. Ironbridge Gorge

    Ironbridge Gorge

  3. City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

    City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

  1. Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

    Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

  2. Hanseatic City of Lübeck

    Hanseatic City of Lübeck

  3. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

  1. Engelsberg Ironworks

    Engelsberg Ironworks

  2. Porto Venere

    Porto Venere

  3. Frontiers of the Roman Empire

    Frontiers of the Roman Empire

  1. Lednice – Valtice Cultural Landscape

    Lednice – Valtice Cultural Landscape

  2. Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida

    Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida

  3. Wieliczka Salt Mine

    Wieliczka Salt Mine

  1. The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

    The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

  2. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

    Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

  3. Schokland and Surroundings

    Schokland and Surroundings

  1. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

    Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

  2. Monastic Island of Reichenau

    Monastic Island of Reichenau

  3. Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta

    Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta

  1. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

  2. Wachau Cultural Landscape

    Wachau Cultural Landscape

  3. Ring of Brodgar

    Ring of Brodgar

  1. Alhambra

    Alhambra

  2. Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System

    Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System

  3. Universidade de Coimbra

    Universidade de Coimbra

  1. Old Rauma

    Old Rauma

  2. Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof

    Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof

  3. Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar

    Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar

  1. Las Médulas

    Las Médulas

  2. The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

    The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

  3. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

    Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

facebook comments
Comment
To the Top