Palaeomagnetic data of late Cretaceous rocks from Sumba, Indonesia; the rotation of the Sumba continental fragment and its relation with eastern Sundaland

@article{Wensink1997PalaeomagneticDO,
  title={Palaeomagnetic data of late Cretaceous rocks from Sumba, Indonesia; the rotation of the Sumba continental fragment and its relation with eastern Sundaland},
  author={H. Wensink},
  journal={Geologie en Mijnbouw},
  year={1997},
  volume={76},
  pages={57-71}
}
Sumba island forms part of a continental fragment, located near the transition of the Sunda Arc to the Banda Arc. It lies within the forearc region, between the active volcanic arc to the north and the Java Trench to the south. Palaeomagnetic studies of Cretaceous (late Albian-early Campanian) Lasipu sediments revealed a mean characteristic remanence (ChRM) direction with D = 42.5°, I = −23.0° and α_95 = 6.1°, indicating a palaeolatitude of 12° S. This ChRM is, most likely, a secondary… CONTINUE READING

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