downwarp

downwarp

[′dau̇n‚wȯrp]
(geology)
A segment of the earth's crust that is broadly bent downward.
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The San Juan structural basin is a large downwarp of sedimentary rocks of mostly Mesozoic age.
In contrast, the eastern SRP is a structural downwarp, associated with extension and magmatism along the track of the Yellowstone hot spot.
The Company is seeking to acquire Oil & Gas leases on Net Revenue cash flow basis in Sanpete County, in Central Utah and San Juan Basin, The San Juan structural basin is a large downwarp of sedimentary rocks of mostly Mesozoic age.