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TitleCenozoic faulting of the Bohai Bay Basin and its bearing on the destruction of the eastern North China Craton
 
AuthorsLi, S4
Zhao, G2
Dai, L4
Zhou, H
Liu, X4
Suo, Y4
Santosh, M1
 
KeywordsCenozoic
Extensional tectonics
Faulting
Folding
Graben
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jseaes
 
CitationJournal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2012, v. 47, p. 80-93 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.06.011
 
AbstractThe Cenozoic Bohai Bay Basin is located at the center of the Eastern Block of the North China Craton. The structural architecture of this basin provides important clues on the deep-seated lithosphere thinning of the North China Craton. The Cenozoic regional stress field is characterized by NW-oriented extension. However, the various Cenozoic structural patterns of normal faulting and related transverse folding in the Bohai Bay Basin are controlled not only by Cenozoic stress field, but also by strain field and Mesozoic basement fault assemblages in this area. Regionally, the Cenozoic tectonic features and the dynamic evolution of the eastern North China Craton are dominated by two lithosphere-penetrating fault systems including the sinistral Tan-Lu Fault System and the dextral Lan-Liao Fault System. To the west of the Lan-Liao Fault System, Cenozoic extensional tectonics includes NNE-trending listric normal faults that controlled half grabens. However, between these two fault systems are WNW-trending half grabens which show basement-involved faulting in the north and overlapping relations between sedimentary cover and basement in the south. To the east of the Tan-Lu fault, the North Yellow Sea Basin is a WNW-trending fault depression with faulting in the south and overlapping relations in the north. These structural features are inherited from the Mesozoic tectonic framework of this area, whose tectonic characteristics were completely controlled by two opposite strike-slipping faults, the trans-extensional or oblique rifting in the Paleogene, followed by extensional faulting and subsequent subsidence. Furthermore, the culmination of the decratonization of the North China Craton was also related to an eastward jump of Cenozoic subduction of the Pacific Plate and the far-field effect of eastward extrusion of Cenozoic subduction of the Indian Plate, and was not essentially restricted to the early Mesozoic processes. Therefore, the Cenozoic, especially ∼25. Ma marks the time of cessation of the processes that led to lithosphere thinning and destruction of the Eastern Block of the North China Craton. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
 
ISSN1367-9120
2013 Impact Factor: 2.831
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.475
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.06.011
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000302756200007
Funding AgencyGrant Number
China Geological Bureau1212011120103
NSFC41072152
90814011
S8632009AA093401
Funding Information:

We thank Profs. Qinren Meng and Wenjiao Xiao for their helpful reviews which greatly improved an earlier version of the manuscript. We also thank Profs. Junlai Liu and Yongjiang Liu for their constructive advice and most helpful suggestion during the revision. This research was financially supported by Project (1212011120103) of China Geological Bureau, S863 (2009AA093401), and the NSFC (grants 41072152, 90814011).

 
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dc.contributor.authorLi, S
 
dc.contributor.authorZhao, G
 
dc.contributor.authorDai, L
 
dc.contributor.authorZhou, H
 
dc.contributor.authorLiu, X
 
dc.contributor.authorSuo, Y
 
dc.contributor.authorSantosh, M
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:21:08Z
 
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:21:08Z
 
dc.date.issued2012
 
dc.description.abstractThe Cenozoic Bohai Bay Basin is located at the center of the Eastern Block of the North China Craton. The structural architecture of this basin provides important clues on the deep-seated lithosphere thinning of the North China Craton. The Cenozoic regional stress field is characterized by NW-oriented extension. However, the various Cenozoic structural patterns of normal faulting and related transverse folding in the Bohai Bay Basin are controlled not only by Cenozoic stress field, but also by strain field and Mesozoic basement fault assemblages in this area. Regionally, the Cenozoic tectonic features and the dynamic evolution of the eastern North China Craton are dominated by two lithosphere-penetrating fault systems including the sinistral Tan-Lu Fault System and the dextral Lan-Liao Fault System. To the west of the Lan-Liao Fault System, Cenozoic extensional tectonics includes NNE-trending listric normal faults that controlled half grabens. However, between these two fault systems are WNW-trending half grabens which show basement-involved faulting in the north and overlapping relations between sedimentary cover and basement in the south. To the east of the Tan-Lu fault, the North Yellow Sea Basin is a WNW-trending fault depression with faulting in the south and overlapping relations in the north. These structural features are inherited from the Mesozoic tectonic framework of this area, whose tectonic characteristics were completely controlled by two opposite strike-slipping faults, the trans-extensional or oblique rifting in the Paleogene, followed by extensional faulting and subsequent subsidence. Furthermore, the culmination of the decratonization of the North China Craton was also related to an eastward jump of Cenozoic subduction of the Pacific Plate and the far-field effect of eastward extrusion of Cenozoic subduction of the Indian Plate, and was not essentially restricted to the early Mesozoic processes. Therefore, the Cenozoic, especially ∼25. Ma marks the time of cessation of the processes that led to lithosphere thinning and destruction of the Eastern Block of the North China Craton. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
 
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dc.identifier.citationJournal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2012, v. 47, p. 80-93 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.06.011
 
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
China Geological Bureau1212011120103
NSFC41072152
90814011
S8632009AA093401
Funding Information:

We thank Profs. Qinren Meng and Wenjiao Xiao for their helpful reviews which greatly improved an earlier version of the manuscript. We also thank Profs. Junlai Liu and Yongjiang Liu for their constructive advice and most helpful suggestion during the revision. This research was financially supported by Project (1212011120103) of China Geological Bureau, S863 (2009AA093401), and the NSFC (grants 41072152, 90814011).

 
dc.identifier.issn1367-9120
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.475
 
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dc.subjectCenozoic
 
dc.subjectExtensional tectonics
 
dc.subjectFaulting
 
dc.subjectFolding
 
dc.subjectGraben
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. Kochi University
  2. The University of Hong Kong
  3. Dagang Oilfield Group Ltd. Company
  4. Ocean University of China