New temporal constraints on the rotation of the Peruvian central Andes obtained from paleomagnetism

O. Macedo‐Sánchez, J. Surmont, C. Kissel, C. Laj

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Abstract

New paleomagnetic data from middle Eocene to middle Miocene volcanic and plutonic formations of the Western Cordillera of Central Peru document a counterclockwise rotation of 11°±7.4°. This rotation, similar to previous results reported for the northern Peruvian margin, is post middle‐Miocene in age. It is thus coeval with the acceleration of the Andean uplift and supports Isacks' model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1875-1878
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume19
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Sep 1992
Externally publishedYes

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