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SEISMIC STRATIGRAPHY OF THE FLEXURAL MOAT FLANKING THE HAWAIIAN-ISLANDS

Abstract:

The elastic thickness of oceanic lithosphere, based on flexure studies in the region of surface loads, is two to three times smaller than its seismic thickness1. Thus, as a load ages, the thickness of the mechanically supportive part of the lithosphere must decrease from its short-term (seismic?) thickness to its long-term mechanical thickness. Extrapolation of data from experimental rock mechanics suggests that thinning occurs by brittle failure in the uppermost part of the lithosphere and t...

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10.1038/317421a0

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Journal:
NATURE
Volume:
317
Issue:
6036
Pages:
421-424
Publication date:
1985-01-01
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ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:99fd0b98-2be9-4f60-8d60-8e5d87ec7f96
Source identifiers:
201459
Local pid:
pubs:201459
Language:
English

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