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Seismicity of the Earth 1900–2010 Australia plate and vicinity

Open-File Report 2010-1083-G

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Abstract

This map shows details of the Australia plate and vicinity not presented in Tarr and others (2010). The boundary of the Australia plate includes all fundamental plate boundary components: mid-ocean ridges, subduction zones, arc-continent collisions, and large-offset transform faults. Along the southern edge of the plate the mid-ocean ridge separates the Australia and Antarctica plates and its behavior is straightforward. In contrast, the other boundary segments that ring the Australia plate represent some of the most seismically active elements of the global plate boundary system, and some of the most rapidly evolving plate interactions. As a result, there are some very complex structures which host many large and great earthquakes

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Seismicity of the Earth 1900–2010 Australia plate and vicinity
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2010-1083
Chapter:
G
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description:
1 Plate: 36.03 x 24.00 inches
Time Range Start:
1900-01-01T12:00:00
Time Range End:
2010-12-31T12:00:00
Country:
Australia
Projection:
Albers Equal Area
Scale:
15000000
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N