Kinematics of the Gondwana basins of peninsular India

Chakraborty, Chandan ; Mandal, Nibir ; Ghosh, Sanjoy Kumar (2003) Kinematics of the Gondwana basins of peninsular India Tectonophysics, 377 (3-4). pp. 299-324. ISSN 0040-1951

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The Gondwana successions (1-4 km thick) of peninsular India accumulated in a number of discrete basins during Permo-Triassic period. The basins are typically bounded by faults that developed along Precambrian lineaments during deposition, as well as affected by intrabasinal faults indicating fault-controlled synsedimentary subsidence. The patterns of the intrabasinal faults and their relationships with the respective basin-bounding faults represent both extensional and strike-slip regimes. Field evidence suggests that preferential subsidence in locales of differently oriented discontinuities in the Precambrian basement led to development of Gondwana basins with varying, but mutually compatible, kinematics during a bulk motion, grossly along the present-day E-W direction. The kinematic disparity of the individual basins resulted due to different relative orientations of the basement discontinuities and is illustrated with the help of a simple sandbox model. The regional E-W motion was accommodated by strike-slip motion on the transcontinental fault in the north.

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Keywords:Gondwanaland; Permo-carboniferous; Crustal Extension; Sedimentary Basins
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Deposited On:23 Nov 2010 08:42
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