diapirism


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diapirism

(ˌdaɪəˈpɪərɪzəm)
n
the existence of diapirsthe process leading to the production of diapirs
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The wide distribution and relatively constant thickness of the Boss Point Formation suggests that it did not cause significant differential loading and was deposited during a time of modest passive diapirism (Waldron et al.
Strike-slip faulting and Diapirism of the south-eastern Zagros ranges.
Most Maykopian out-crops are tied with phenomena of diapirism, which have caused the deposits to be in the surface or down along the kernels of numerous diapiric folds.
An unusually high altitude of the inclined Middle Ordovician limestone strata, observed at Tornimagi and Porguhauamagi, may be caused by (1) huge erratics broken by ice from the edge of the North Estonian Klint or (2) diapirism.