Neogene sutures in eastern Indonesia

  title={Neogene sutures in eastern Indonesia},
  author={Robert Hall and Moyra E. J. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of Asian Earth Sciences},
Five suture zones are described from the zone of collision between the Eurasian, Indian‐Australian and Pacific‐Philippine Sea plates within the eastern Indonesia region. These are the Molucca, Sorong, Sulawesi, Banda and Borneo sutures. Each of these sutures has a relatively short history compared to most pre-Neogene orogenic belts, but each preserves a record of major changes in tectonics including subduction polarity reversals, elimination of volcanic arcs, changing plate boundaries, and… Expand

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