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the relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent

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The bivariate plots of Bhatia (1983) are divided into different fields such as oceanic arc, continental arc, active continental margin and passive margin (Fig.
Compared to the huge hydrocarbon enrichment zones (areas) around the world, the northern margin of the Jiangnan-Xuefeng uplift does not have similar tectonic settings of passive continental margin, active continental margin and continental rift system.
35) Under Article 76 of the convention, a coastal state with a broad continental margin may establish a shelf limit beyond 200 nautical miles.
K2O/Na2O vs SiO2 discriminant plot indicates the tectonic setting of Northland Allochthon rocks, New Zealand belong to active continental margin.
Submarine landslides happen on every continental margin, the underwater parts of continental plates bordering oceanic plates.
At Taiwan, the plate boundary is characterized by a zone of arc-continent collision, whereby the northern end of the Luzon island arc is colliding with the buoyant crust of the Eurasia continental margin offshore China.
In the event that the outer edge of the continental margin extends beyond that, the continental shelf can be expanded up to the undersea break where the continental margin ends, but may not surpass a total width of 350 nautical miles from the baseline.
In the chart, the persistence of the western continental margin as a 'passive' margin from the late Precambrian to the Permian or Triassic is based on the geology of the foreland and Omineca belts.
The map shows that the Ebro River of six million years ago eroded and penetrated up to 1,300 metres into the continental margin.
It has been demonstrated that the isolated high relief of Mount Lebanon, plunging almost vertically into the deep sea (an altitude change of 3000 m within 20 km), and the deformation of the seabed are indicators of the active growth of this relief due to a tectonic thrust on its continental margin.
Article 76 of the Treaty defines the scope of any particular landmass' continental shelf: "The continental shelf of a coastal State comprises the seabed and subsoil of the submarine areas that extend beyond its territorial sea throughout the natural prolongation of its land territory to the outer edge of the continental margin, or to a distance of 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured where the outer edge of the continental margin does not extend up to that distance.
the seabed and subsoil of the submarine areas that extend beyond [a coastal state's] territorial sea throughout the natural prolongation of its land territory to the outer edge of the continental margin, or to a distance of 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured where the outer edge of the continental margin does not extend up to that distance.
The refraction method revealed along to Rio Grande do Sul and the Uruguay's continental margin a 1.
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