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Hi all! Welcome to our blog, Tektonesiana. The name of Tektonesiana is derived from the word tectonics and Indonesia. Tektonesiana represents our ‘passion’ on tectonics of Indonesia. We, Indonesian geologists who share the same interest, use this blog to post articles that represent our works. These articles have been presented in scientific meetings. Some of them also have been published in journals. We have many questions … Lanjutkan membaca Welcome to our blog

Doubly Vergent Accretionary Wedge Active Tectonics in The Sumatra Subduction Zone

This is an abstract of a talk presented at American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2011. Active deformation along the western margin of the present day Mentawai forearc basin appeared as anticlinal ridges. Beneath the anticlinal ridges, the deformation zone exhibits (1) main backthrust, as the upward continuation of the Mentawai Backthrust in forearc basin, (2) seaward verging imbricated thrusts developed in the accretionary wedge and … Lanjutkan membaca Doubly Vergent Accretionary Wedge Active Tectonics in The Sumatra Subduction Zone

Neotectonics of the southern Sumatran Forearc

This article notes the structural features in the Mentawai forearc that can be interpreted as products of compression of the accretionary wedge and forearc basin sediments. Compressional phases since the Late Miocene initiated (a) the landward vergent foldthrust belt in the Mentawai Fault Zone (MFZ), (b) reactivation of seaward vergent imbricated thrusts in the retro-accretionary wedge, and (c) uplift of the accretionary wedge and some … Lanjutkan membaca Neotectonics of the southern Sumatran Forearc

New insight on the deformation along the southern Java forearc

This note is taken from an abstract presented at American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2012. The new seismic data set in south Java resolved detailed structures of the southern Java forearc. The plate interface expressed as irregular surface in the western part and rather a continuous smooth boundary in the eastern area. This observation coincides with the higher uplift of the western part of the … Lanjutkan membaca New insight on the deformation along the southern Java forearc

Structural evolution of backthrusting in the Mentawai Fault Zone, offshore Sumatran forearc

This article presents the interpretation of newly acquired high-quality industry-standard deep seismic reflection and swath bathymetry data to provide insight into the structural style and evolution of the Mentawai Fault Zone (MFZ). The structural style, lateral distribution and kinematics of the fault zone has been discussed related the development of forearc high thrusts and accretionary wedge mechanics. The implication of this fault zone to the … Lanjutkan membaca Structural evolution of backthrusting in the Mentawai Fault Zone, offshore Sumatran forearc