IOCAS-IR  > 海洋地质与环境重点实验室
Large-scale mass wasting on the Miocene continental margin of western India
Dailey, Sarah K.1; Clift, Peter D.1; Kulhanek, Denise K.2; Blusztajn, Jerzy3; Routledge, Claire M.4; Calves, Gerome5; O'Sullivan, Paul6; Jonell, Tara N.7; Pandey, Dhananjai K.8; Ando, Sergio9; Coletti, Giovanni9; Zhou, Peng1; Li, Yuting10; Neubeck, Nikki E.1; Bendle, James A. P.11; Aharonovich, Sophia12; Griffith, Elizabeth M.13; Gurumurthy, Gundiga P.14; Hahn, Annette15; Iwai, Masao16; Khim, Boo-Keun17; Kumar, Anil18; Kumar, A. Ganesh19; Liddy, Hannah M.20; Lu, Huayu21; Lyle, Mitchell W.22; Mishra, Ravi8; Radhakrishna, Tallavajhala23; Saraswat, Rajeev24; Saxena, Rakesh25; Scardia, Giancarlo26; Sharma, Girish K.27; Singh, Arun D.28; Steinke, Stephan29,30; Suzuki, Kenta31; Tauxe, Lisa32; Tiwari, Manish8; Xu, Zhaokai33; Yu, Zhaojie33
Corresponding AuthorClift, Peter D.(
AbstractA giant mass-transport complex was recently discovered in the eastern Arabian Sea, exceeding in volume all but one other known complex on passive margins worldwide. The complex, named the Nataraja Slide, was drilled by International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 355 in two locations where it is similar to 300 m (Site U1456) and similar to 200 m thick (Site U1457). The top of this mass-transport complex is defined by the presence of both reworked microfossil assemblages and deformation structures, such as folding and faulting. The deposit consists of two main phases of mass wasting, each consisting of smaller pulses, with generally fining-upward cycles, all emplaced just prior to 10.8 Ma based on biostratigraphy. The base of the deposit at each site is composed largely of matrix-supported carbonate breccia that is interpreted as the product of debris-flows. In the first phase, these breccias alternate with well-sorted calcar-enites deposited from a high-energy current, coherent limestone blocks that are derived directly from the Indian continental margin, and a few clastic mudstone beds. In the second phase, at the top of the deposit, muddy turbidites dominate and become increasingly more siliciclastic. At Site U1456, where both phases are seen, a 20-m section of hemipelagic mudstone is present, overlain by a similar to 40-m-thick section of calcarenite and slumped interbedded mud and siltstone. Bulk sediment geochemistry, heavy-mineral analysis, clay mineralogy, isotope geochemistry, and detrital zircon U-Pb ages constrain the provenance of the clastic, muddy material to being reworked, Indus-derived sediment, with input from western Indian rivers (e.g., Narmada and Tapti rivers), and some material from the Deccan Traps. The carbonate blocks found within the breccias are shallow-water limestones from the outer western Indian continental shelf, which was oversteepened from enhanced clastic sediment delivery during the mid-Miocene. The final emplacement of the material was likely related to seismicity as there are modern intraplate earthquakes close to the source of the slide. Although we hypothesize that this area is at low risk for future mass wasting events, it should be noted that other oversteepened continental margins around the world could be at risk for mass failure as large as the Nataraja Slide.
Indexed BySCI
Funding ProjectCharles T. McCord Jr Chair in Petroleum Geology at Louisiana State University ; Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India ; National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR)[90/2018] ; National Research Foundation of Korea[2016R1A2B4008256] ; National Research Foundation of Korea[2019R1A2C1007701] ; CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, India
WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000505809800006
Citation statistics
Cited Times:3[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Corresponding AuthorClift, Peter D.
Affiliation1.Louisiana State Univ, Dept Geol & Geophys, E253 Howe Russell Kniffen Geosci Complex, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
2.Texas A&M Univ, Int Ocean Discovery Program, 1000 Discovery Dr, College Stn, TX 77845 USA
3.Woods Hole Oceanog Inst, Dept Geol & Geophys, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA
4.UCL, Dept Earth Sci, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, England
5.Univ Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, Geosci Environm Toulouse, 14 Ave Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France
6.GeoSep Serv, 1521 Pine Cone Rd, Moscow, ID 83843 USA
7.Univ Queensland, Sch Earth & Environm Sci, St Lucia, Qld 4072, Australia
8.Natl Ctr Polar & Ocean Res, Vasco Da Gama 403804, Goa, India
9.Univ Milano Bicocca, Dept Earth & Environm Sci, Piazza Sci 4, I-20126 Milan, Italy
10.Purdue Univ, Dept Earth Atmospher & Planetary Sci, 550 Stadium Mall Dr, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
11.Univ Birmingham, Sch Geog Earth & Environm Sci, Birmingham B15 2TT, W Midlands, England
12.Macquarie Univ, Fac Sci & Engn, Dept Earth & Planetary Sci, N Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia
13.Ohio State Univ, Sch Earth Sci, 275 Mendenhall Lab,125 South Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210 USA
14.Birbal Sahni Inst Palaeosci, 53 Univ Rd, Lucknow 226007, Uttar Pradesh, India
15.Univ Bremen, MARUM, Leobener Str, D-28359 Bremen, Germany
16.Kochi Univ, Dept Nat Environm Sci, 2-5-1 Akebono Cho, Kochi 7808520, Japan
17.Pusan Natl Univ, Div Earth Environm Syst, Busan 60973, South Korea
18.Wadia Inst Himalayan Geol, 33 GMS Rd, Dehra Dun 248001, Uttrakhand, India
19.Natl Inst Ocean Technol, Marine Biotechnol Dept, Velacheiy Tambaram Main Rd, Chennai 600100, Tamil Nadu, India
20.Columbia Univ, Ctr Climate Syst Res, 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 USA
21.Nanjing Univ, Sch Geog & Oceanog Sci, 163 Xianlin Ave, Nanjing 210023, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
22.Oregon State Univ, Coll Earth Ocean & Atmospher Sci, 104 CEOAS Adm Bldg, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA
23.Natl Ctr Earth Sci Studies, Geosci Div, Aakkulam Trivandrum 695031, India
24.Natl Inst Oceanog, Geol Oceanog Div, Panaji 403004, Goa, India
25.Oil & Nat Gas Commiss, 11 High,Bandra Sion Link Rd, Mumbai 400017, Maharashtra, India
26.Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Geociencias & Ciencias Exatas, 1515 Ave 24-A, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
27.Kumaun Univ, Dept Geol, Naini Tal 263002, India
28.Banaras Hindu Univ, Dept Geol, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
29.Xiamen Univ, Dept Geol Oceanog, Xiamen 361102, Fujian, Peoples R China
30.Xiamen Univ, State Key Lab Marine Environm Sci, Xiamen 361102, Fujian, Peoples R China
31.Hokkaido Univ, Grad Sch Environm Sci, Kita Ku, N10W5, Sapporo, Hokkaido 0600810, Japan
32.Scripps Inst Oceanog, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA
33.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Oceanol, Key Lab Marine Geol & Environm, 7 Nanhai Rd, Qingdao 266071, Shandong, Peoples R China
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Dailey, Sarah K.,Clift, Peter D.,Kulhanek, Denise K.,et al. Large-scale mass wasting on the Miocene continental margin of western India[J]. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN,2020,132(1-2):85-112.
APA Dailey, Sarah K..,Clift, Peter D..,Kulhanek, Denise K..,Blusztajn, Jerzy.,Routledge, Claire M..,...&Yu, Zhaojie.(2020).Large-scale mass wasting on the Miocene continental margin of western India.GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN,132(1-2),85-112.
MLA Dailey, Sarah K.,et al."Large-scale mass wasting on the Miocene continental margin of western India".GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN 132.1-2(2020):85-112.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Dailey, Sarah K.]'s Articles
[Clift, Peter D.]'s Articles
[Kulhanek, Denise K.]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Dailey, Sarah K.]'s Articles
[Clift, Peter D.]'s Articles
[Kulhanek, Denise K.]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Dailey, Sarah K.]'s Articles
[Clift, Peter D.]'s Articles
[Kulhanek, Denise K.]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.