Does the Caribbean hold lessons for SE Asia? Part 2

Warta Geologi Vol 49 No 1
Author : Harry Doust
Publication : Warta Geologi
Page : 1 - 7
Volume Number : 49
Year : 2023
DOI : 10.7186/wg491202301

Warta Geologi, Vol. 49, No. 1, April 2023, pp. 1–7

Does the Caribbean hold lessons for SE Asia? Part 2

Harry Doust

Department of Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam 1081 HV, the Netherlands

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Abstract: This note builds on an earlier Warta note (Doust, 2022) that summarised the geological development of the island of Trinidad and the margins of the Caribbean Sea. Parts of Southeast Asia can be readily compared to these areas and, I believe, the two provinces can provide valuable analogues for each other. I illustrate this by considering examples of tectonic style taken from transpressional fold belts in Trinidad and eastern Java, from the evolution of foreland and wrench basin stratigraphy and from striking similarities between the stratigraphy and structure of Borneo and Trinidad’s Tertiary continent margin deltas.


Keywords: Geological evolution, Trinidad, Java, transpression, Borneo, deltas



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