Formation and Development of Fissures at the East Pacific Rise: Implications for Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges

  1. W. Roger Buck,
  2. Paul T. Delaney,
  3. Jeffrey A. Karson and
  4. Yves Lagabrielle
  1. Dawn J. Wright

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM106p0137

Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges

Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Wright, D. J. (1998) Formation and Development of Fissures at the East Pacific Rise: Implications for Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges, in Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds W. Roger Buck, P. T. Delaney, J. A. Karson and Y. Lagabrielle), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM106p0137

Author Information

  1. Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900896

Online ISBN: 9781118664506

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Keywords:

  • Sea-floor spreading (Geology);
  • Faults (Geology);
  • Magmatism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Fissure Formation and Distribution

  • Fissuring at Depth: Implications for Faulting Within the Neovolcanic Zone

  • Tectonic Versus Eruptive Fissuring: Linkages to Ridge Segmentation and Magmatism

  • Implications of Fissuring for Volcanic-Tectonic Cycling at Fast-Spreading Ridges

  • Conclusion: Directions for Future Research