Depositional and tectonic framework of the rift basins of Lake Baikal from multichannel seismic data

D. R. Hutchinson, A. J. Golmshtok, L. P. Zonenshain, T. C. Moore, C. A. Scholz, K. D. Klitgord

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Abstract

Recent multichannel seismic reflection data from Lake Baikal, located in a large, active, continental rift in central Asia, image three major stratigraphic units totalling 3.5 to 7.5 km thick in four subbasins. A major change in rift deposition and faulting between the oldest and middle-rift units probably corresponds to the change from slow to fast rifting. A brief comparison of the basins of Lake Baikal with those of the East African rift system highlights differences in structural style that can be explained by differences in age and evolution of the surrounding basement rocks. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-592
Number of pages4
JournalGeology
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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