Intraplate seismicity and stresses in young oceanic lithosphere.

D. A. Wiens, S. Stein

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

109 Scopus citations


Reports a systematic study of oceanic intraplate seismicity in the period 1964-1983 occurring in lithosphere younger than 35 million yrs. Focal mechanisms determined for 26 events using first motions, P wave modeling and surface wave amplitude radiation patterns, along with 13 previously determined mechanisms, indicate a diversity of faulting styles and stress orientations in young oceanic lithosphere which are discussed. There is no evidence for a worldwide transition from extension to compression at a specific lithospheric age. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11442-11464
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberB13
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Intraplate seismicity and stresses in young oceanic lithosphere.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this