Bulletin Géodésique

, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 12–20 | Cite as

On horizontal crustal strain in Finland

  • Juhani Kakkuri
  • Ruihzi Chen


The part of the Baltic Shield located within Finland consists mainly of two tectonic units: the Archaean basement and the Proterozoic bedrock formed by various types of granitoids, and metamorphosed sedimentary and volcanic rocks. These are further divided into smaller subblocks. Horizontal relative movements between and within the main units have been detected by comparison of original terrestrial triangulation and repeated trilateration observations with time interval on the average 30 years (12 to 46 years). The strain pattern obtained is in agreement with geological structures as well as with a completely independently determined crustal uplift pattern.


Greenstone Belt Bouguer Anomaly Baltic Shield Land Uplift Strain Tensor Component 
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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juhani Kakkuri
    • 1
  • Ruihzi Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Finnish Geodetic InstituteHelsinkiFinland

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