Geological map of the Hunyeh Hsi area

New paper on the tectonic evolution of Taiwan

Yiqiong Zhang has published her work on the Yuli Belt in Taiwan
Geological map of the Hunyeh Hsi area
Graphic: Yiqiong Zhang

Published: 25 September 2020, 08:57

Lithosphere-scale kinematic model to explain the origin of the Yuli Belt of Taiwan Lithosphere-scale kinematic model to explain the origin of the Yuli Belt of Taiwan Graphic: Yiqiong Zhang

Yiqiong Zhang has investigated blueschist-facies rocks of the Yuli Belt in Taiwan, which rank among the youngest high-pressure metamorphic rocks worldwide. They bear witness that ocean floor of the South China Sea has separated China and the Philippines until a few million years ago. This ocean floor was later subducted. At present, the blueschists form the plate boundary between the Eurasian and the Philippine Sea plates.The paper was published open access in Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

 

  • Zhang, Y., Tsai, C.-H., Froitzheim, N., Ustaszewski, K. (2020). The Yuli Belt in Taiwan: part of the suture zone separating Eurasian and Philippine Sea plates. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 31, 415-435, doi: 10.3319/TAO.2020.06.28.01
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