publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Deformation of the Northwestern Okhotsk Plate: How is it happening?

D. Hindle; K. Fujita; K. Mackey;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Jan 2018
Abstract
<jats:p>Abstract. The Eurasia (EU) – North America (NA) plate boundary zone across Northeast Asia still presents many open questions within the plate tectonic paradigm. Constraining the geometry and number of plates or microplates present in the plate boundary zone is especially difficult because of the location of the EU-NA euler pole close to or even upon the EU-NA boundary. One of the major challenges remains the geometry of the Okhotsk plate (OK). whose northwestern portion terminates on the EU-OK-NA triple junction and is thus caught and compressed between converging EU and NA. We suggest that this leads to a coherent and understandable large scale deformat...
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