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underthrust

División en sílabas: un·der·thrust
Pronunciación: /ˌəndərˈTHrəst
 
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Geology

Definición de underthrust en inglés:

verbo (past and past participle underthrust)

[with object]
1Force (a crustal plate or other body of rock) beneath another plate or block.
Example sentences
  • Patterns of this type can be readily explained by accretionary tectonism, whereby a packet of sediment accreted at the toe of the prism is underthrust and buried beneath an overburden of older strata.
  • Here the Papua New Guinea continental crust appears to be underthrusting the adjacent marginal basin and obduction of the ophiolite is occurring in an uphill direction.
  • The tensional stresses in the uplift can be relaxed by, for example, underthrusting in a subduction zone, or contraction in surrounding regions.
1.1Be forced underneath (another plate or block).

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An instance of one plate or block being forced underneath another.
Example sentences
  • We suggest that because the upper portion of underthrust sections lacked any thick, water-saturated clastic deposits this did not favour the formation of melanges.

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