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upthrust

Geology a violent upheaval of the earth's surface
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Antunes provides an overview of the morphological and geological characteristics of the Timor trough and emphasizes the feature's complexity as well as the fact that some scientific commentators refer to Timor itself as being partially formed of "upthrusted fragments of the Australian continental margin".
Our modelling revealed that the positive gravity effects of the dense granulitic upper crust and upthrusted blocks of the lower crust together hid the gravity low produced by the totally overthickened crust.