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Structure and Tectonics of the Naga Hills

  • Naresh Chandra Ghose
  • Nilanjan Chatterjee
  • Fareeduddin
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Abstract

The evolution of the NHO is linked with the fragmentation and dispersion of Gondwana (protocontinent of the southern hemisphere) and its subsequent collision and amalgamation with Eurasia during Meso-Cenozoic time. The post-fragmentation history of Gondwana and its unification with Eurasia is responsible for shaping the present physiographic configuration of southern Europe and Southeast Asia, including larger tracts of the Russian Federation and China.

Keywords

Indian Plate Focal Mechanism Solution Bengal Basin Benioff Zone Ophiolite Belt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naresh Chandra Ghose
    • 1
  • Nilanjan Chatterjee
    • 2
  • Fareeduddin
    • 3
  1. 1.Geological Society of IndiaBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.PPOD Division, SRGeological Survey of IndiaBengaluruIndia

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