Figure 3. Tectonic setting of the South China Sea. A. Major tectonic
elements of the northern and central parts of the South China Sea. Thick
dotted line outlines the Central Basin with selected magnetic anomaly
lineaments. Thin dotted and solid lines are isobaths of 200 and 2000 m
(Hayes et al., 1995a). Thick dashed box corresponds to Figure 3. B.
Geological framework of the northern margin of the South China Sea (Ru et
al., 1994). YGHB = Yinggehai Basin, QDNB = Qiongdongnan Basin, BBWB =
Baibiwan Basin, PRMB = Pearl River Mouth Basin, SWTB = Southwest
Taiwan Basin. Leg 184 sites are located south of Dongsha Island on the
continental margin between the Pearl River Mouth Basin and the South
China Sea Basin.
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