tectonic movement


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tectonic movement

the movement of tectonic plates on the earth's surface giving rise to folding, mountain building and geological faults.
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Since Carboniferous, the tectonic fracture of such a reservoir has been growing more and more due to frequent tectonic movements leading to advantageous accumulation places.
However, the council says, ''An earthquake at the M7 level will occur several times in the southern Kanto region,'' as tectonic movement is expected to release the energy accumulated in the bedrock underground.
evolved and terminated as a consequence of plate tectonic movement. Plate tectonic activity influences biological evolution in terms of size and shape of the continents and ocean basins; topography of the land; morphology and depth of the sea floor; features such as mountain ranges-both oceanic and terrestrial; spreading centers; mantle plumes; ocean currents; temperature; nutrients and chemistry of sea water; climate; sedimentary environments; location, size and type of igneous activity such as emplacement of granitic batholiths; and extrusion of large igneous basaltic provinces.
In addition to challenging existing ideas about how plates interact, the findings are important because they describe potential feedback mechanisms between tectonic movement, climate and life on Earth.
During the late Yanshan movement-early Himalayan tectonic movement, this area, together with the south Qinling Mountains, suffered sturdy extrusion from the North to the South and formed the NW-oriented and NE-oriented fracture system under the nearly SN-oriented tectonic extrusion.
The Masafi Earthquake, which occurred in the UAE and some parts of northern Oman in 2002, is an example of intra-plate tectonic movement and is intimately related to the Arabian-Eurasian tectonic plate boundary tectonics, which has a great potential of re-activating on land faults.
In the area under study, tectonic movement is drawing the Eurasian and North American plates apart at a rate of around 15 millimetres a year; further south, it can be up to eight times faster, with hydrothermal activity consequently more common.
To evaluate whether the tectonic movement leading strike-slip along Bashan Arc fault, interfaces are introduced into the model to replace the initial marker lines for Bashan Arc fault (Fig.
The tallest of such bridges, near Noney, spans over a gorge with an overall length of about 700m.Railway had constituted an expert group to study possible alternative span arrangements of such tall bridges, considering the parameters like the length of span, type of span, location of the piers, constructability, serviceability, geological features, possible tectonic movement etc.
The reason for the earthquake is tectonic movement. The whole area falls under the Himalayan region," he said.( ANI )
Scientists have not yet been able to confirm tectonic movement on Mars.
Stewart's chocolate bar represented the southern end of the Eurasian plate, which tectonic movement had stretched to create the Heliki Fault.