Non-chaotic emplacements of trench-arc zones in the Pacific Hemisphere

G. Scalera


It is shown how shape between certain ocean basins and continents create serious difficulties to the concept of subduction and can be considered evidence of a non-chaotic emplacement of the arc-trench zones along pre-existing deep geofractures, which are related to shapes of far continents. These similarities point to a fundamental process which cannot be described by the plate tectonics and other tectonic hypotheses, and which is till now mostly hidden to our understanding. Because the similarities are also clues of a former proximity of the circumpacific continents, an expanding earth appears favoured by this new observational evidence.


global tectonics;geomorphology

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X