Comprehensive sonar imaging of the Easter microplate

Recent GLORIA and SeaMARC II sidescan sonar surveys have imaged virtually the whole of the Easter microplate, and revealed unprecedented detail and complexity in its tectonic fabric and history. There is clear evidence of rapid microplate rotation, of rapidly evolving plate boundaries and of complex deformation near the northern and southern microplate boundaries.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Searle, R.C., Rusby, R I., Engeln, J., Hey, R.N., Zukin, J., Hunter, P.M., LeBas, T.P., Hoffman, H.-J., Livermore, R.

Date:
1 October, 1989
Journal/Source:
Nature / 341
Page(s):
701-705
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1038/341701a0