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Oligocene-Miocene back-thrusting in southern Mexico linked to the rapid subduction erosion of a large forearc block

Keppie, D Fraser; Hynes, A J; Lee, James K W; Norman, Marc


Both the timing and mechanism for the removal of a ∼150-250 km wide forearc block from southern Mexico during the Cenozoic are controversial. Principal competing hypotheses are (1) removal due to sinistral strike-slip shear, in which slow, diachronous r

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Tectonics
DOI: 10.1029/2011TC002976
Access Rights: Open Access


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