Extensive new trackline coverage of the Chile Trench between
23°S and 34°S, including more than 60 bathymetric and seismic reflection
profiles across the trench axis, allows a much more detailed
study of the tectonics and sedimentation of this feature than previously
possible. Sediment distribution along the axis shows a remarkable...
The Nanga Parbat-Haramosh massif (NPHM) is a north-south trending
structural and topographic high, which interrupts the east-west trend
of the Himalaya in northern Pakistan. Previously, the massif was
thought to be bounded by the Main Mantle thrust (MMT), a north-dipping
thrust along which the Kohistan-Ladakh arc was thrust south over...
The collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia beginning 40 million years ago
produced the Himalayan orogenic belt, the largest continental collision belt active today. The foreland fold-and-thrust belt in northern Pakistan consists of the Salt Range-Potwar Plateau area. In this region the distance from the Main Boundary Thrust(MBT) to...
Gravity data along a N-S profile from Kohistan to the Punjab plain of Pakistan
have been incorporated into recent interpretation of the gross structure of the foreland
fold and thrust belt of the Himalaya. In northern Pakistan large deviations from Airy
Isostatic equilibrium are observed. An excess of mass characterizes...
Surface-geology, oil-well, seismic-reflection, and magnetostratigraphic data are
integrated to evaluate structural style and shortening rate at the Himalayan front (Sub-Himalaya) of northwest India. The Sub-Himalaya, between the Main Boundary thrust
and the Himalayan Frontal fault, is the actively deforming front of the Himalaya. At
certain locations, the Himalayan Frontal fault...
The geology of Oregon has become a jigsaw puzzle of moving parts set on a foundation of changing conditions as the crust and mantle undergo successively different manners of deformation through time. As more megahypotheses arise from increasingly sophisticated views of plate tectonics and from more detailed analyses of synoptic...
The plate tectonic history of Oregon is but one piece of a worldwide jigsaw puzzle encompassing much of geologic time. With the splitting of Pangaea in Mesozoic times, Oregon has occupied the leading edge of the North American Plate as it has impinged upon the ancestral oceanic East Pacific Plate....
High seismic activity occurs along the Caribbean and the North
American Plate boundary beneath the eastern part of Hispaniola. A
large number of intermediate to deep earthquakes are clustered between
the Puerto Rico Trench to the north and the Muertos Trench to the
south suggesting the possibility of concurrent subduction...
At collisional mountain ranges the tectonic history of crustal shortening and
subsequent post-collisional erosion is preserved in the form of the presently observed
gravity anomalies. In this study, models of erosion and isostatic rebound at various stages
of collision illustrate the evolution of crustal structure, topography, and resulting gravity