Accretionary Prisms and Convergent Margin Tectonics in the Northwest Pacific Basin

series:Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences

Accretionary prisms in convergent margins are natural laboratories for exploring initial orogenic processes and mountain building episodes.  They are also an important component of continental growth both vertically and laterally. Accretionary prisms are seismically highly active and their internal deformation via megathrusting and out-of-sequence faulting are a big concern for earthquake and …