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Re: looking for clear explanation of the earthquake

What is the Dilong reference?

Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "meor hakif" <hakif23@yahoo.com>
To: "Dora Smith" <villandra@austin.rr.com>; <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 12:04 AM
Subject: Re: looking for clear explanation of the earthquake

> --- Dora Smith <villandra@austin.rr.com> wrote:
> > Say, I bet there are people on this list who are
> > qualified to explain this.
> > Or maybe could tell me where to go to get an actual
> > clear logical
> > explanation.  There are specialists in Southeast
> > Asian plate tectonics at UT
> > Austin but they are on vacation and I can't reach
> > them.
> > 
> > First of all, what are teh Burma and Sunda plates -
> > besides part of the
> > Eurasian Plate?
> Southeast Asia is considered by many authors to be
> moving independently of Eurasia, and it is called by
> some as the Sunda Block (The plate encompasses
> everything on the Sunda shelf, or Sundaland).It is
> "assumed" to be relatively stable in recent times,
> hence considering it as a single, rigid plate. During
> the Cenozoic, there was much more tectonic activity,
> with multiple changes in plate boundaries, including
> the separation forming the Burma block.
> You should try Hall (2002) for references
> Hall, R. (2002). Cenozoic geological and Plate
> Tectonic Evolution of SE Asia and the SW Pacific:
> Computer Based Reconstructions, Models and Animations.
> Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 20(4): 431p.
> And yes, definitely Dilong.
> Meor,
> University of Malaya