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Marine deposits of late glacial times exposed by tectonic uplift on the east coast of Taiwan

Authors
Journal
Marine Geology
0025-3227
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
110
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0025-3227(93)90101-z
Disciplines
  • Earth Science

Abstract

Abstract Marine sediments deposited some 14,000 years ago, when the sea level was between 80 and 100 m below the present sea level, have been found exposed at about 17 m in altitude near Tu-lan, on the east coast of Taiwan. This implies a minimum average uplift rate of 7.6 ± 0.9 mm/yr; similar values of tectonic uplift are not uncommon on the eastern Coastal Range of Taiwan. Such rates of tectonic uplift, among the highest reported in the literature, are of the same order as present-day maximum glacio-isostatic uplift rates.

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