Late Jurassic Margin of Laurasia–A Record of Faulting Accommodating Plate Rotation
Geodynamic evolution of the East Asian continental margin in the Mesozoic exemplified from the Bureya Basin
Published:December 01, 2015
Galina L. Kirillova, Elena P. Razvozzhaeva, Yury F. Manilov, 2015. "Geodynamic evolution of the East Asian continental margin in the Mesozoic exemplified from the Bureya Basin", Late Jurassic Margin of Laurasia–A Record of Faulting Accommodating Plate Rotation, Thomas H. Anderson, Alexei N. Didenko, Cari L. Johnson, Alexander I. Khanchuk, James H. MacDonald, Jr.
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The Bureya sedimentary basin, which is located in southeastern Russia, extends north-northeasterly for 230 km. The basin, commonly ∼65 km wide, contains thick sections of Mesozoic strata that record important tectonic and eustatic changes at the edge of the East Asian continental margin. It initially developed within the passive early Mesozoic continental margin. Later, during the Late Jurassic, the basin again was strongly affected by extension. Based on up-to-date geological and geophysical data, a sequence stratigraphic model consisting of six megasequences and several sequences was constructed. Sedimentation rates, some of which are remarkably high, were calculated for each sequence. The...