Dynamics of the opposite-verging subduction zones in the Taiwan region: Insights from numerical models

Shu-Chuan Lin, Ban-Yuan Kuo
  • Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, March 2016, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/2015jb012784

Tectonics and mantle dynamics in the Taiwan region

What is it about?

The Taiwan mountain belt is bracketed by two subduction zones, as a result, earthquakes occur frequently in the region. This paper show if and how these near-surface tectonic activities are related to the processes in the deep Earth.

Why is it important?

Our study show that deformations at different depths in the Taiwan region are likely caused by distinct mechanisms and there is no vertically coherent deformation from the surface to the sub-lithospheric mantle. This helps to explain the observations and leads to a better understanding of the regional tectonics and dynamics.

Perspectives

Dr Shu-Chuan Lin (Author)

I hope this article could provide a glimpse of the potentially significant influence of the dynamics in the deep Earth on tectonics in the region and also lead to more open discussions.

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