2012. "Bass Basin", Atlas of Australian and New Zealand Hydrocarbon Seals: Worldwide Analogs for Cap Rocks and Intraformational Barriers in Clastic Depositional Settings, Richard (Ric) Daniel, John Kaldi
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The Bass Basin is a northwest-trending, intra- cratonic rift basin that underlies the Bass Strait region beffveen northern Tasmania and southern Victoria (Figure 8). The basin covers an area of approximately 42,000 km2 (16, 216 mi2), and is sepa-rated from the Offvay Basin to the west and northwest by the King Island High, and from the Gippsland Basin to the northeast by Flinders Island and the Bassian Rise. The orientation of rift-related extensional stresses in the Bass Basin has been proposed as north-northeast, resulting in a series of west to northwest-striking basement-controlled normal faults offset along strike by northeast-trending accommodation zones (Etheridge et al., 1985; Young et al., 1991; Gunn et al., 1996; Lennon et al., 1999).