Variable rates of Late Quaternary surface uplift along the Banda Arc-Australian plate collision zone , eastern Indonesia

@inproceedings{Merritts2012VariableRO,
  title={Variable rates of Late Quaternary surface uplift along the Banda Arc-Australian plate collision zone , eastern Indonesia},
  author={Dorothy J. Merritts and REBECCA EBY and Ron Harris and R Lawrence Edwards and HAl CHANG},
  year={2012}
}
Radiometrically dated emergent coral terraces from southeastern Indonesia provide estimates of differential vertical strain in the Banda Arc-continent collision complex. At Semau island, two samples from the lowest emergent reef (5-7 m) yield 230Th dates that correspond to the 5a (c. 83 ka) sea-level highstand and a low surface uplift rate of 0.2-0.3 m per 1000 years. At Rote island, samples from the lowest emergent reef (c. 1-2m) on both north and south sides of the island yield late Holocene… CONTINUE READING