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Seismic Example of Complex Faulting From Northwest Shelf of Palawan, Philippines

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M.T. Roberts
M.T. Roberts
Cities Service Company Research
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Published:
January 01, 1983

Abstract

The structures illustrated herein are from the northwest Palawan shelf area of the South China Sea, about 80 km (49 mi) west of the Calamian Island Group, Philippines. This area has been part of the stable interior of the "China Plate" since the early Pliocene (Figure 1). The shelf is on the northern Palawan-Calamian Group block (NPC block), which includes the broad shoal area around these islands. The NPC block is in a foreland position with respect to thrustbelts along the western margin of the main Philippine Islands orogenic belt. In the late Miocene, the shelf was tectonically active and might have been an intraoceanic example of the type of tectonism recorded in the United States by the Laramide basement-involved structures on the foreland of the Cordilleran Thrustbelt.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Seismic Expression of Structural Styles: A Picture and Work Atlas. Volume 1–The Layered Earth, Volume 2–Tectonics Of Extensional Provinces, & Volume 3–Tectonics Of Compressional Provinces

A. W. Bally
A. W. Bally
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
15
ISBN electronic:
9781629810188
Publication date:
January 01, 1983

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