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Palaeotectonic implications of increased late Eocene-early Oligocene volcanism from South Pacific DSDP sites

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DOI: 10.1038/316507a0

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Late Eocene-early Oligocene (42-35 Myr) sediments cored at two DSDP sites in the south-west Pacific contain evidence of a pronounced increase in local volcanic activity, particularly in close association with the Eocene-Oligocene boundary. This pulse of volcanism is coeval with that in New Zealand and resulted from the development of an Indo- Australian / Pacific Plate boundary through the region during the late Eocene. The late Eocene / earliest Oligocene was marked by widespread volcanism and tectonism throughout the Pacific and elsewhere, and by one of the most important episodes of Cenozoic climatic cooling. ?? 1985 Nature Publishing Group.

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Publication type:
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Journal Article
Title:
Palaeotectonic implications of increased late Eocene-early Oligocene volcanism from South Pacific DSDP sites
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/316507a0
Volume
316
Issue:
6028
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
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Article
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Nature
First page:
507
Last page:
511