The recent structure of Mahe Island (the Seychelles archipelago)

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Complex studies were carried out, including structural and geomorphological analyses of space images and statistical processing of their deciphering results, which revealed the blocky pattern of the recent dislocations of Mahe Island, thus defining their relationships with a jointing pattern in granite outcrops. The results were compared with the geological data and instrumental observations of modern movements.

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Correspondence to L. V. Panina.

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Original Russian Text © L.V. Panina, V.A. Zaitsev, 2016, published in Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Geologiya, 2016, No. 1, pp. 20–26.

This article is devoted to the centenary of the birth of N. P. Kostenko

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Panina, L.V., Zaitsev, V.A. The recent structure of Mahe Island (the Seychelles archipelago). Moscow Univ. Geol. Bull. 71, 131–136 (2016). https://doi.org/10.3103/S014587521602006X

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Keywords

  • neotectonics
  • structural and geomorphological analysis
  • interpretation of the space images
  • the weak zone
  • the faults
  • the modern movements