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Topographic and sedimentary features in the Yap subduction zone and their implications for the Caroline Ridge subduction
Dong, Dongdong1,2; Zhang, Zhengyi1,3; Bai, Yongliang4; Fan, Jianke1,2; Zhang, Guangxu1,5
2018-01-02
Source PublicationTECTONOPHYSICS
Volume722Pages:410-421
SubtypeArticle
AbstractThe Yap subduction zone in the western Pacific presents some unique features compared to normal intra-oceanic subduction zones such as the subduction of an oceanic plateau. However, due to the relative paucity of geophysical data, the detailed structure remains unknown in this area. In this study, we present the latest high quality swath bathymetry and multi-channel seismic data acquired synchronously in 2015 across the Yap subduction zone. The topographic and sedimentary features are intensively investigated and a modified evolutionary model of the Yap subduction zone is proposed. The two-stage evolution of the Parece Vela Basin (PVB) produced fabrics that are N-S trending and NW-SE trending. Our seismic data clearly reveal landslide deposits at the upper slope break of the forearc, to the north of the Yap Island, which was identified as the fault notch denoting a lithological boundary in previous work. The swath bathymetry and seismic profile reveal detailed horst and graben structures, including a crescent-shaped fault zone near the contact between the Yap Trench and the Caroline Ridge. A simple geometric model is proposed to explain the structure formation, indicating that the higher topography of the Caroline Ridge resulted in enhanced bending-related extension. A seismic angular unconformity (named R1) is identified in the Sorol Trough, marking the onset of rifting in the trough. Based on the sequence thickness and deposition rate by Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP), it is deduced that the Sorol Trough formed at 10 Ma or even earlier. A modified model for the Yap subduction zone evolution is proposed, incorporating three major tectonic events: the proto-Yap Arc rupture in the Oligocene, the collision of the Caroline Ridge and the Yap Trench in the late Oligocene or middle Miocene, and the onset of the Sorol Trough rifting in the late Miocene.
KeywordYap Trench Caroline Ridge Sorol Trough Multichannel Seismic Subduction Topography Bending-related Fault
DOI10.1016/j.tecto.2017.11.030
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000426022800029
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Identifierhttp://ir.qdio.ac.cn/handle/337002/154364
Collection海洋地质与环境重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Oceanol, Key Lab Marine Geol & Environm, Qingdao 266071, Peoples R China
2.Qingdao Natl Lab Marine Sci & Technol, Lab Marine Geol, Qingdao 266061, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.China Univ Petr, Sch Geosci, Qingdao 266580, Peoples R China
5.Qingdao Natl Lab Marine Sci & Technol, Lab Marine Mineral Resources, Qingdao 266071, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Dong, Dongdong,Zhang, Zhengyi,Bai, Yongliang,et al. Topographic and sedimentary features in the Yap subduction zone and their implications for the Caroline Ridge subduction[J]. TECTONOPHYSICS,2018,722:410-421.
APA Dong, Dongdong,Zhang, Zhengyi,Bai, Yongliang,Fan, Jianke,&Zhang, Guangxu.(2018).Topographic and sedimentary features in the Yap subduction zone and their implications for the Caroline Ridge subduction.TECTONOPHYSICS,722,410-421.
MLA Dong, Dongdong,et al."Topographic and sedimentary features in the Yap subduction zone and their implications for the Caroline Ridge subduction".TECTONOPHYSICS 722(2018):410-421.
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