Accession Number : AD0622263

Title :   THE MOLOKAI FRACTURE ZONE,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Stuart M. ; Menard,H. W.

Report Date : 03 SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The Molokai fracture zone lies between Molokai Island, Hawaii and Baja California. It is midway between, and parallel to, the Murray and Clarion zones. Offset of depth contours and the change of parallel ridges and troughs to en echelon structures at 135 W suggest left lateral movement decreasing to the east. The continental extension of the Molokai zone marks the southern limit of the Continental Borderland physiographic province and coincides with a change of topography and crustal structure in the Gulf of California. The Molokai zone appears to be in an intermediate stage of development compared with the adjacent ones. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE GEOLOGY, PACIFIC OCEAN), (*STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, PACIFIC OCEAN), OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, FAULTS(GEOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE