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Seismicity of the Earth 1900-2010 Australia plate and vicinity

December 19, 2011

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

Citation Information

Publication Year 2011
Title Seismicity of the Earth 1900-2010 Australia plate and vicinity
DOI 10.3133/ofr20101083G
Authors Harley M. Benz, Matthew Herman, Arthur C. Tarr, Gavin P. Hayes, Kevin P. Furlong, Antonio H. Villaseñor, Richard L. Dart, Susan Rhea
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2010-1083
Index ID ofr20101083G
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geologic Hazards Science Center

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