(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Aligned buoyant highs, across-trench deformation, clustered volcanoes, and deep earthquakes are not aligned with plate-tectonic theory

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SMOOT N.C. (1) ;
(1) Seafloor Datat Bases Division, Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space center, Stennis, MS, ETATS-UNIS


Bathymetry shows the regional interaction of aseismic, buoyant highs in northern Pacific subduction zones. Seamonts, ridges, and fractures on the seaward side of the trench are associated with events that do not support the accepted plate-tectonics paradigm, including an altered slab dip angle (Benioff zone) and the clustered volcanoes and earthquakes within the convergent margin. That data will then be used to formulate a new theory, into the realm of the surge-tectonic hypothesis, that encompasses the actual events at northwest Pacific subduction zones


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 18, no3-4 [pp. 199-222]

Bibliographic references : 54 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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