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Resolving slip-vector azimuths and plate motion along the southern boundary of the South Bismarck Plate, Papua New Guinea

Tregoning, Paul; McQueen, Herbert


The interaction of the Australian, South Bismarck and Solomon Sea Plates in Papua New Guinea is the source of frequent earthquakes that occur as a result of subduction and arc-continent collision. Previous investigators have drawn attention to a discontinuity in the horizontal azimuth of slip vectors along the southern boundary of the South Bismarck Plate, with those to the west of 148°E being systematically rotated ∼20-30° clockwise compared to those located east of 148°E. This has led to the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-0952.2001.00896.x


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