(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Late Quaternary tectonics of the Pearl River Delta, SE China : Evidence from Xilingang

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TANG Y. (1 2) ; CHEN G. (1 3) ; PENG Z. (1) ; ZHANG K. (1 3) ;
(1) Dep. of Earth Sciences, Sun Yat-sen Univ., Guangzhou, CHINE
(2) Guangdong Electric Power Design Inst., Guangzhou, CHINE
(3) Guangdong Province Key Lab. of Geological Processes and Mineral Resource Investigation, Guangzhou, CHINE


A section recently exposed at Xilingang in the hinterland of the Pearl River Delta reveals that the fault-block movement is likely periodic or paroxysmal and not a continuous subsidence. Quaternary system of the section can be divided into 3 parts named as layer A, B and C from the bottom upwards. Both layer A and B are alluvial while layer C is aeolian and are OSL dated. The unconformable contact with a dip angle larger than 30° between layer A and B suggests a paroxysmal tilting and subsidence of basement fault-blocks after the formation of layer A. A relatively rapid uplifting of the Xilingang hill after formation of layer B is highlighted. The 3 layers are all cut off by a NNE trending normal fault with a fault-throw of 53cm, suggesting that the third paroxysmal movement of fault-blocks in the Pearl River Delta were occurred in recent epoch


Article of periodic

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 24, no3-4 [pp. 133-139]

Bibliographic references : 26 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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