Large Earthquakes in the Macquarie Ridge Complex : Transitional Tectonics and Subduction Initiation

@inproceedings{Ruff2004LargeEI,
  title={Large Earthquakes in the Macquarie Ridge Complex : Transitional Tectonics and Subduction Initiation},
  author={Larry J. Ruff and JEFFREY W. GIVEN and C. Sanders and CHRISTINE M. SPERBER},
  year={2004}
}
  • Larry J. Ruff, JEFFREY W. GIVEN, +1 author CHRISTINE M. SPERBER
  • Published 2004
-While most aspects of subduction have been extensively studied, the process of subduction initiation lacks an observational foundation. The Macquarie Ridge complex (MRC) forms the Pacific-Australia plate boundary between New Zealand to the north and the Pacific-Australia-Antarctica triple junction to the south. The MRC consists of alternating troughs and rises and is characterized by a transitional tectonic environment in which subduction initiation presently occurs. There is a high seismicity… CONTINUE READING

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