Geologic and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate Boundary in Southern Central America
East Panama deformed belt: Structure, age, and neotectonic significance
Published:January 01, 1995
Paul Mann, Radim A. Kolarsky, 1995. "East Panama deformed belt: Structure, age, and neotectonic significance", Geologic and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate Boundary in Southern Central America, Paul Mann
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The East Panama deformed belt is defined here as a seismically active, on- and offshore belt of deformed Late Cretaceous-Neogene rocks that forms a diffuse tectonic boundary between the eastern Isthmus of Panama and South America. Satellite imagery and geologic maps of eastern Panama compiled from previous studies indicate that northwest-striking, left-lateral strike-slip faults form the major Neogene tectonic structures in the onshore part of the deformed belt. The best studied onland strike-slip fault is characterized by left-stepping, en echelon folds that deform rocks ranging in age from Cretaceous to late Miocene and terminates at a high angle of intersection...