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Tectonic history of the Fiji plateau

Clement G. Chase
Tectonic history of the Fiji plateau
Geological Society of America Bulletin (1971) 82 (11): 3087-3109


The Fiji Plateau is a high, hot area of young oceanic crust. It is bounded on the north by a Cretaceous Pacific archipelago, and to the east and west by the Tonga and New Hebrides island arcs which go back to the Eocene. The Fiji Islands are an Eocene and younger continental mass formed within the ocean basin. Plate tectonics provides the key for understanding the area. Marine geological and geophysical data from Scripps Institution of Oceanography expeditions, especially Nova, and published seismic, gravity, and island geologic information provide the basis for the interpretation.

ISSN: 0016-7606
EISSN: 1943-2674
Serial Title: Geological Society of America Bulletin
Serial Volume: 82
Serial Issue: 11
Title: Tectonic history of the Fiji plateau
Author(s): Chase, Clement G.
Pages: 3087-3109
Published: 1971
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1971-028833
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. (incl. sketch maps)
S19°19'60" - S16°00'00", W178°00'00" - E177°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1971
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