Palaeomagnetic measurements on Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous sedimentary rocks from Peninsular Malaysia


Author : N.S. Haile & Khoo Han PengPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 12Page : 75-78Year : 1980


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 12, Aug. 1980, pp. 75 – 78

 

Palaeomagnetic measurements on Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous sedimentary rocks from Peninsular Malaysia

N. S. HAILE

Department of Geology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(present address: 5 First Turn, Oxford OX2 8AG, England)

and

KHOO HAN PENG

Geological Survey Department, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

Abstract: Palaeomagnetic data from three localities of Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous redbeds in Pahang and Johore, Peninsular Malaysia, indicate that those areas lay about 8°N of their present position and were rotating clockwise and moving north. Since Late Cretaceous, the Peninsula has rotated anticlockwise and moved south to its present position.

Vectors for the three localities are Maran D = 341, I = 21; Sungai Teka D =356, I =27; Kluang D = 333, I =21. A palaeomagnetic (north) pole for Central Peninsular Malaysia at Lat. 71°N, Long. 41°E is indicated. 

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm12198006