pseudounconformity

pseudounconformity

[¦sü·dō·kən′fȯr·məd·ē]
(geology)
A stratigraphic relationship that appears unconformable but is characterized by a superabundance or an excess accumulation of sediment, due to factors like submarine slumping which occurs penecontemporaneously with sedimentation off the sides of a rising anticline or dome.
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