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The Andaman–Nicobar Accretionary Ridge: Geology, Tectonics and Hazards

Product Code: M0047
Series: GSL Memoirs
Author/Editor: Edited by P.C. Bandopadhyay and A. Carter
Publication Date: 22 February 2017
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Memoir 47

Rocks exposed across the hundreds of islands that belong to the 800 km long Andaman--Nicobar archipelago provide a condensed window into the active subduction zone that separates the India--Australia plate from the over-riding Burma--Sunda plate. Despite a strategic and seismically active location the Andaman-Nicobar ridge has seen comparatively little research. This Memoir provides the first detailed and comprehensive account of geological mapping and research across the island chain and adjacent ocean basins. Chapters examine models of Cenozoic rifting of the Andaman Sea and the regional tectonic and seismogenic framework. A detailed critical review of the Andaman–Nicobar stratigraphy, supported by new data, includes arc volcanism and a description of Barren Island, India’s only active volcano. Seismic history and hazards and the impacts of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami are also described. The volume ends with an examination of the region’s natural resources and hydrocarbon prospects.

Published online 02/02/2017. Print copies available from 22/02/2017.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786202819
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 237
Weight: 1.4 kg

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 BANDOPADHYAY, P. C. Introduction and history of mapping and research

Chapter 2 BANDOPADHYAY, P. C.& CARTER, A. Introduction to the geography and geomorphology of the Andaman–Nicobar Islands

Chapter 3 CLIFT, P. D. Regional context of the geology of the Andaman–Nicobar accretionary ridge

Chapter 4 MORLEY, C. K. Cenozoic rifting, passive margin development and strike-slip faulting in the Andaman Sea: a discussion of established v. new tectonic models

Chapter 5 MORLEY, C. K. & SEARLE, M. Regional tectonics, structure and evolution of the Andaman–Nicobar Islands from ophiolite formation and obduction to collision and back-arc spreading

Chapter 6 BANDOPADHYAY, P. C. & CARTER, A. Geological framework of the Andaman–Nicobar Islands

Chapter 7 GHOSH, B., BANDYOPADHYAY, D. & MORISHITA, T. Andaman–Nicobar Ophiolites, India: origin, evolution and emplacement

Chapter 8 BANDOPADHYAY, P. C. & CARTER, A. Mithakhari deposits

Chapter 9 BANDOPADHYAY, P. C. & CARTER, A. Submarine fan deposits: petrography and geochemistry of the Andaman Flysch

Chapter 10 LIMONTA, M., RESENTINI, A., CARTER, A., BANDOPADHYAY, P. C. & GARZANTI, E. Provenance of Oligocene Andaman sandstones (Andaman–Nicobar Islands): Ganga–Brahmaputra or Irrawaddy derived?

Chapter 11 BANDOPADHYAY, P. C. & CARTER, A. The Archipelago Group: current understanding

Chapter 12 BANDOPADHYAY, P. C. Inner-arc volcanism: Barren and Narcondam islands

Chapter 13 SINGH, S. C. & MOEREMANS, R. Anatomy of the Andaman–Nicobar subduction system from seismic reflection data

Chapter 14 CARTER, A. & BANDOPADHYAY, P. C. Seismicity of the Andaman–Nicobar Islands and Andaman Sea

Chapter 15 CARTER, A. & BANDOPADHYAY, P. C. The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami

Chapter 16 BANDOPADHYAY, P. C., GHOSH, B. & CARTER, A. Natural resources

Index

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