Deformation of the Makran accretionary sediment prism in the Gulf of Oman (north-west Indian Ocean)

  title={Deformation of the Makran accretionary sediment prism in the Gulf of Oman (north-west Indian Ocean)},
  author={Robert S. White},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={357 - 372}
  • R. White
  • Published 1982
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Summary The offshore Makran of Pakistan and Iran in the Gulf of Oman forms the seaward margin of a folded and faulted accretionary sediment wedge which extends several hundred kilometres inland across the onshore Makran. Sediment is being scraped off the oceanic Arabian plate as it subducts shallowly northward beneath the Eurasian plate. The submerged front of the accretionary prism has been traced along the entire width of the Makran continental margin, from the Strait of Hormuz in the west to… 

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