1
   

Western Pacific margin (plate tectonics question) help!!

 
 
Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 09:17 pm
The geological & tectonics implications of variations in plate vector magnitude & orientation along the boundary between the Indo-Australia/Pacific plate?

*Could someone please explain this question, quite lost*
Any help is greatly appreciated
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Question • Score: 1 • Views: 722 • Replies: 2
No top replies

 
ashinybot
 
  0  
Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 09:54 pm
@bigboy123,
I think the boundary between the Australian and pacific plate is a mid ocean ridge. This is where oceanic crust is created and spreads outwards and is the reason behind why the Australian plate has such low earthquake activity.
0 Replies
 
Balibari
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Jan, 2016 06:12 pm
@bigboy123,
If its a spreading (constructive) boundary, there will be a variable spreading rate along the boundary. This means there will be transform faults between the areas where the rate of spreading is different
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

What is this..? - Discussion by jaygree
what are these marks on the rock? - Question by MaAxx8
good videos to learn geology - Discussion by danman68
MT Antero Colorado - Question by The Corpsman
Yttrium and Niobium in Granite - Question by EvilPenguinTrainer
Birth of an Ocean - Discussion by GoshisDead
Biotite vs Brown Hornblende - a noob question - Question by AllGoodNamesAreTaken
What's The Point To Geology? - Question by mark noble
Help Identifying Rocks - Discussion by mthick
identify kind of rocks - Question by georgevan1
 
  1. Forums
  2. » Western Pacific margin (plate tectonics question) help!!
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 07/29/2021 at 04:18:55