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Age of tilted reefs, Hawaii.

Journal of Geophysical Research

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Abstract

Submerged carbonate reefs are preserved as a series of submarine terraces between Molokai and Hawaii along a 200-km span of the SE Hawaiian Ridge. Limestones from 2 of the terraces have been dated at 13 and 120 ka. Recognition that the terraces are tilted permits assignment of about a dozen terraces from 150 to 1300 m depth to 8 general reef platforms. These reefs were drowned by the combined effects of island subsidence and sea level rise at the end of successive glacial stages from 13 to 647 ka. The platforms are tilted 5 m/km SE toward the locus of volcanic centered on the island of Hawaii.-from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Age of tilted reefs, Hawaii.
Series title:
Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume
92
Issue:
B3
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Geophysical Research
First page:
2641
Last page:
2646
Number of Pages:
6