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Extreme extension across Seram and Ambon, eastern Indonesia: Evidence for Banda slab rollback

Pownall, Jonathan; Hall, Robert; Watkinson, Ian M


The island of Seram, which lies in the northern part of the 180°-curved Banda Arc, has previously been interpreted as a fold-and-thrust belt formed during arc-continent collision, which incorporates ophiolites intruded by granites thought to have been produced by anatexis within a metamorphic sole. However, new geological mapping and a re-examination of the field relations cause us to question this model. We instead propose that there is evidence for recent and rapid N–S extension that has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Solid Earth
DOI: 10.5194/se-4-277-2013
Access Rights: Open Access


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