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SEISMIC STRUCTURE AND STRATIGRAPHY OF NORTHERN EDGE OF BAHAMAN-CUBAN COLLISION ZONE.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin

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Abstract

Common-depth-point (CDP) seismic reflection data in the southwestern Bahamas reveal the northern edge of the tectonized zone that resulted from the late Mesozoic-early Cenozoic collision of Cuba and the Bahamas. Two seismic facies are present. A 10-km broad anticline occurs at the south end of Santaren Channel. Platform carbonates in the core of this structure overlie Early Cretaceous and older basinal carbonate deposits and are onlapped by Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic basinal facies. The structure is inferred to be a hanging-wall anticline at the northern limit of the Cuban fold-thrust belt formed in the Late Cretaceous. A deeper water embayment extended northward into the Straits of Florida, around northern Cay Sal Bank, and back into Santaren Channel during the Early Cretaceous.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
SEISMIC STRUCTURE AND STRATIGRAPHY OF NORTHERN EDGE OF BAHAMAN-CUBAN COLLISION ZONE.
Series title:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
Volume
69
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1275
Last page:
1294
Number of Pages:
20