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A seismic study of lithospheric flexure in the vicinity of Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Seismic data have been used to determine the crustal and upper mantle structure of Tenerife, Canary Islands, a volcanic island of Tertiary age located on > 140 Ma oceanic crust. Reflection data show that oceanic basement dips gently towards the island, forming a flexural moat which is infilled by 2-3 km of well stratified material. The moat is characterised by a major angular unconformity, which we attribute to volcanic loading of pre-existing oceanic crust and overlying sediments and the ...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Collier, J More by this author
Dalwood, R More by this author
Canales, JP More by this author
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Journal:
EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS
Volume:
146
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
431-447
Publication date:
1997-02-05
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ISSN:
0012-821X
URN:
uuid:485baf2a-1787-4c32-8f5b-7cb901f4561d
Source identifiers:
169668
Local pid:
pubs:169668

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