Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 156 (2018) 201–206 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Asian Earth Sciences journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jseaes Full length article Variable uplift rate through time: Holocene coral reef and neotectonics of Lutao, eastern Taiwan a a b c, Chuan-Chou Shen , Chung-Che Wu , Chang-Feng Dai , Shou-Yeh Gong High-Precision Mass Spectrometry and Environment Change Laboratory (HISPEC), Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan, ROC Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan, ROC Department of Geology, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung 40419, Taiwan, ROC ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Signiﬁcant discrepancies have existed regarding rate and timing of the uplift of Lutao (Green Island), located at Coral reef the border of the ongoing collision between the Eurasia continental plate and the Philippine Sea Plate. To Neotectonics document its neotectonic history, two cores were drilled into Holocene coral reefs exposed at the southeastern Holocene coast of Lutao. Twelve pristine fossil corals, nine taken from cores and three on the surface, were Th dated. Lutao The results show that the coral reefs started to develop at 8,736 ± 56 yr BP (before 1950 CE) with uplift rate Taiwan varying from 3.6 mm/yr
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences – Elsevier
Published: May 1, 2018
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