Vol. 24 No. 1 (1985)
Articles

THE TECPAN REGIONAL FAULT: EVIDENCE FOR MAJOR NE LINEAMENTS

J. H. Sandoval O.
Grupo de Investigación en Geofísica Marina. Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia, UNAM, 04510, D. F, MEXICO.

Published 1985-01-01

How to Cite

Sandoval O., J. H. (1985). THE TECPAN REGIONAL FAULT: EVIDENCE FOR MAJOR NE LINEAMENTS. Geofísica Internacional, 24(1), 193-202. https://doi.org/10.22201/igeof.00167169p.1985.24.1.1070

Abstract

Several published works about the continental margin structure in southern Mexico were reviewed in order to find a possible connection of on- and offshore morphotectonic features.
From a regional view, twelve local geological features are combined to suggest the presence of major stnictural lineament, the Tecpan Regional Fault. This fault is an element of the Mexican Volcanic Belt fault or rift system which has been suspected by others. This structure runs from the inner slope of the Middle American Trench to the Mexican Volcanic Belt system with a N 17° E strike.