Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 156 (2018) 111–121 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Asian Earth Sciences journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jseaes Full length article Oblique strike-slip motion oﬀ the Southeastern Continental Margin of India: Implication for the separation of Sri Lanka from India a, b c b Maria Ana Desa , Mohammad Ismaiel , Yenne Suresh , Kolluru Sree Krishna Geological Oceanography, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa 403 004, India Centre for Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500 046, Telangana, India Department of Geophysics, Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajamahendravaram-533 296, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: The ocean ﬂoor in the Bay of Bengal has evolved after the breakup of India from Antarctica since the Early Oblique strike-slip motion Cretaceous. Recent geophysical investigations including updated satellite derived gravity map postulated two Sri Lanka phases for the tectonic evolution of the Bay of Bengal, the ﬁrst phase of spreading occurred in the NW-SE Mesozoic magnetic anomalies direction forming its Western Basin, while the second phase occurred in the N-S direction resulting in its Eastern Southeastern Continental Margin of India Basin. Fracture zones Lack of magnetic data along the spreading direction
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences – Elsevier
Published: May 1, 2018
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