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1 January 2015 Neotectonic Movement and Seismic Activity in the East China Sea
Lifang Zhang, Jie Xu, Yanju Peng
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Zhang, L.; Xu, J., and Peng, Y., 2015. Neotectonic movement and seismic activity in the East China Sea.

The East China Sea region in this paper mainly includes the continental shelf of East China Sea and Okinawa trough. The geological structure in the region basically belongs to the extension part of China's east mainland to the sea area. In Cenozoic, this area developed the East China Sea shelf basin, Diaoyu uplift fold zone, and Okinawa trough basin. Since East China Sea is located in the bonded zone of continental plate and the Philippines Sea plate, the neotectonics and the geological structure generated since the Middle Miocene are unique and complex. Basing on fully interpreting the related data and research achievements of previous researchers, this study profoundly analyzed and studied the characteristics of the neotectonics in East China Sea region from a perspective of tectonic landform, geological structure, and seismic activity etc. On this basis, it further discussed the dynamic conditions and seismic activity characteristics of neotectonics in East China Sea area.

© 2015 Coastal Education and Research Foundation
Lifang Zhang, Jie Xu, and Yanju Peng "Neotectonic Movement and Seismic Activity in the East China Sea," Journal of Coastal Research 73(sp1), 426-431, (1 January 2015).
Received: 1 August 2014; Accepted: 3 November 2014; Published: 1 January 2015
East China Sea
neotectonic movement.
Okinawa trough
shelf basin
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