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Tectonics of the eastern Continental Margin of India

  • Author(s): K S R Murthy, A S Subrahmanyam and and V Subrahmanyam
  • Size: 160 mm × 240 mm
  • Pages: 200
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179934081
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.1495.00 / US $100.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 1346.00 / US $90.00

Book Details

Passive continental margins are formed within a single lithospheric plate in which the continental crust adjoins the oceanic crust. Assessment of the geological potential of these margins requires a comprehensive knowledge on the history of the ocean—from the time of pre-rifting events to the present.

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. It discusses the passive margin and focuses on its origin, morphology, structure, and exploration potential; describes the major structural lineaments delineated from the geophysical data over the ECMI; and attempts to explain the geodynamic evolution of this passive margin. A preliminary estimate on the seismic hazards associated with ECMI is also presented in the book.

Key Features

    • Based entirely on data collected over the ECMI
    • Comprehensive presentation on the passive margins of India
    • Useful for students of geosciences and in the field of marine geophysics in particular
    • Will serve as a useful database for exploration agencies in their search for hydrocarbons
    • Content accompanied by several tables and figures, which visually elucidates the text

Table of 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

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