Pic of the day #5 (Accretionary Prism)

The pic shows a zoomed up view of accretionary prism. The inside of the prism shows normal faults on the surface region and thrust faults series at the bottom. You can start discussion with any aspect that you think is unclear to you about accretionary prism.

Pic courtesy: Earth Structure – An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics [Second Edition][W. W. Norton & Company][Ben A. van der Pluijm & Stephen Marshak][2004]


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