(International congress on sedimentology. 10th - 1979)

Document title

Active growth fault on seaward edge of Black Plateau in Geomathematical and petrophysical studies in Sedimentology. An international Symposium.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SYLWESTER R. E. ; DILLON W. P. ; GROW J. A. ; GILL D. (Editeur scientifique) ; MERRIAM D. F. (Editeur scientifique) ;


A recent seismic-reflection survey revealed a major growth fault on the eastern edge of the Blake Plateau near the northwestern end of the Blake Plateau Outer Ridge, some 150 km south-east of Cape Fear, North Carolina. The fault strikes north-northeast for approximately 50 km, dips steeply to the southeast, and has at least 200 m and possibly 400 m of normal offset. It is the largest fault known to offset the tertiary sediments on the Atlantic coast. Although no offset can be resolved at the sea-floor, a 3 m offset occurs 40 m beneath the sea-floor. Removal of salt at depth resulting in subsidence of overlying material has been proposed as a possible mechanism producing the faulting.



International congress on sedimentology. 10th ()

ISBN : 0-08-023832-7

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1979)

Millesime : 1979 [pp. 197-209]

Bibliographic references : 13 réf.




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