Late Pleistocene-Holocene Acceleration of Uplift Rate in Southwest Erromango Island, Southern Vanuatu, South Pacific: Relation to the Growth of the Vanuatuan Mid Sedimentary Basin

  title={Late Pleistocene-Holocene Acceleration of Uplift Rate in Southwest Erromango Island, Southern Vanuatu, South Pacific: Relation to the Growth of the Vanuatuan Mid Sedimentary Basin},
  author={Gerrit Neef and Chris H. Hendy},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={481 - 494}
Late Quaternary and Holocene raised coral reefs are well developed in southwestern Erromango Island, which lies in the frontal arc area of the Vanuatuan Island Arc. Eight uranium series ages and one $$^{14}C$$ age from samples from coral reefs at three localities range in age from 4,800 B.P. to about 320,000 B.P. Six of the samples dated are from the Matiwo Point area. Here the youngest reef has given a $$^{230}Th/^{234}U$$ age of 4,800 B.P. and a slightly older reef, 4.3 m higher in elevation… 
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