Molasse Facies: Records of Worldwide Crustal Stresses

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Science  19 Dec 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3912, pp. 1506-1507
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3912.1506


Predominantly nonmarine molasse deposits in the Tethyan and Cordilleran mobile belts record major variations in orogenic activity in latest Cretaceous to earliest Cenozoic, mid-Cenozoic, and latest Cenozoic time. During the same intervals changes in activity also occurred on the sea floor. This coincidence suggests worldwide effects of movement of crustal plates.