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Southeast Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX)


Proceedings of the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society Volume VIII, 1988
Pages 79-91

Styles of Compressional Wrench Faulting Taranaki Basin, New Zealand

G. Bulte


Formation of the Taranaki Basin was initiated in the Late Cretaceous in response to the break-up of Gondwanaland. The Indo-Pacific plate boundary propagated through New Zealand from the mid Paleogene. Four structural styles resulted from two phases of Neogene, compressional wrench faulting. Wrenching resulted from the reactivation of pre-existing faults when these faults were subjected to shear stress derived directly from the Alpine Fault.

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