Regional Geology of Myanmar

Myanmar Regional Geology

Geology of Burma (Myanmar): In total, Burma can be divided into five physiographic regions: the North. The work describes the active structures of Myanmar and its surroundings as well as the earthquake geology of the most important active structures. Burma Geology Myanmar begins with the Indo-Burman ranks of the Ganges and Brahmaputra area. Continuing to the river El, in northernmost Burma, other mountains suddenly turn off the river Si from the E-W-beating folding clusters of the E-Himalayas and run from the source area of the Irrawaddy over the Shan Plateau to the south to the T enasser im Ranges: the Sino-Burmananges.

The Chindwin Irrawaddy Basin, the Inner Burman Tertiary Basin, is located between these two large mountains, which originate from a shared source in the North. Burma is in a pivotal regional geology role in the study of the phenomenon of convergent plates:

The " Outer Arc", the "Inter-Arc Through (Interdeep)", the "Inner Volcanic Arc" and the "Back Arc Basin" with its kratonic foundations are (from W to E) in the Ranges of Sino-Burman. Geotechnical research in Burma began in the first of the nineteenth centuries and was relatively intensive in the years when Burma belonged to Britain-India (1885-1948).

After the foundation of the Burmese Union in 1948, geology research was slow to continue. So it is comprehensible that Burma is still in many ways uncharted geologic terrain despite an amazingly large number of individual works on its geology in the older books and despite its significant resource potentials.

From 1969 to 1982, the writers lived in Burma for various years as earth scientists. With the publication of this article on Burma's geology, the writers would like to thank their Myanmar counterparts.

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