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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1980)

Document title

Observations of flexure and the geological evolution of the Pacific Ocean basin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WATTS A. B. ; BODINE J. H. ; RIBE N. M. ;

Abstract

The response of the Pacific plate to oceanic island and seamount loads has been used to estimate the distribution of ridge crest and off-ridge volcanism on the plate since the late Jurassic. The most extensive event, forming the Hess rise, Line Islands ridge, Necker ridge, and Robbie ridge, occurred on the Pacific/Farallon and Pacific/Phoenix ridge crests during the interval 90-120Myr BP (Barremian to Turonian). This event, which extended over a much larger area than comparable volcanism on the continents, is one of the largest to be documented in the geological record.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Nature London

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, vol. 283, no5747 [pp. 532-537]

Bibliographic references : 49 réf.

Language

Anglais

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