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Tectonics of the eastern continental margin of India / K.S.R. Murthy, A.S. Subrahmanyam, V. Subrahmanyam.

By: Murthy, K. S. R. (Scientist).
Contributor(s): Subrahmanyam, A. S [author.] | Subrahmanyam, V [author.] | Energy and Resources Institute.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : TERI Press, 2012Description: xiv, 184 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9788179934081 (hbk.); 817993408X (hbk.).Subject(s): Geology, Structural -- India | Continental margins -- IndiaDDC classification: 551.80954 MUR
Contents:
INTRODUCTION Passive (Divergent) Continental Margins Active (Convergent) Continental Margins Transform Margins Characteristics of Passive Margins Exploration of Passive Margins Origin of the Indian Ocean and the Bengal Fan Evolution of the Eastern and Western Continental Margins of India Seismo-Tectonics of the Indian Subcontinent Peninsular or Stable Continental Region Seismicity Importance of Studies on Passive Margins The Eastern Continental Margin of India (ECMI): A Case Study EVOLUTION OF THE ECMI Introduction Qualitative Analysis of Geophysical Maps Structural Lineaments from Magnetic Data Support from Gravity Data Summary of Structural Lineaments over the ECMI Two-Stage Evolution of the ECMI Link-up with Gondwanaland Break-up 51 Some Ambiguities in the Proposed Theories on the Evolution 56 TECTONICS OF OFFSHORE BASINS Introduction Cauvery Offshore Basin Pre-Cambrian Mega Lineaments of Cauvery Basin Krishna–Godavari Offshore Basin Land–Ocean Tectonic Signatures of the Krishna–Godavari Basin Mahanadi Offshore Basin HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ECMI Introduction Puducherry Shelf, Tamil Nadu Coast Mahabalipuram–Palar shelf, Tamil Nadu Coast Ongole Shelf, Andhra Coast Kakinada and Kalingapatnam Shelf, Andhra Coast Summary on the Seismic Hazard over the ECMI CONCLUSIONS Evolution of the ECMI Tectonics of Offshore Basins Seismic Hazards over the ECMI
Summary: Tectonics of the Eastern Continental Margin of India presents the different aspects of a passive margin such as its evolution, tectonics, and associated hazards, taking the Eastern Continental Margin of India (ECMI) as a case study.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

INTRODUCTION
Passive (Divergent) Continental Margins
Active (Convergent) Continental Margins
Transform Margins
Characteristics of Passive Margins
Exploration of Passive Margins
Origin of the Indian Ocean and the Bengal Fan
Evolution of the Eastern and Western Continental Margins of India
Seismo-Tectonics of the Indian Subcontinent
Peninsular or Stable Continental Region Seismicity
Importance of Studies on Passive Margins
The Eastern Continental Margin of India (ECMI): A Case Study
EVOLUTION OF THE ECMI
Introduction
Qualitative Analysis of Geophysical Maps
Structural Lineaments from Magnetic Data
Support from Gravity Data
Summary of Structural Lineaments over the ECMI
Two-Stage Evolution of the ECMI
Link-up with Gondwanaland Break-up 51
Some Ambiguities in the Proposed Theories on the Evolution 56

TECTONICS OF OFFSHORE BASINS
Introduction
Cauvery Offshore Basin
Pre-Cambrian Mega Lineaments of Cauvery Basin
Krishna–Godavari Offshore Basin
Land–Ocean Tectonic Signatures of the Krishna–Godavari Basin
Mahanadi Offshore Basin

HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ECMI
Introduction
Puducherry Shelf, Tamil Nadu Coast
Mahabalipuram–Palar shelf, Tamil Nadu Coast
Ongole Shelf, Andhra Coast
Kakinada and Kalingapatnam Shelf, Andhra Coast
Summary on the Seismic Hazard over the ECMI

CONCLUSIONS
Evolution of the ECMI
Tectonics of Offshore Basins
Seismic Hazards over the ECMI

Tectonics of the Eastern Continental Margin of India presents the different aspects of a passive margin such as its evolution, tectonics, and associated hazards, taking the Eastern Continental Margin of India (ECMI) as a case study.

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