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Structural Outline

structural linesThe island structurally consists of an east-west trending anticline upon which has been superimposed, two dominant sets of block faulting.

A series of east- west trending left-lateral strike-slip faults, and two major east north east sets of rift faults, the Wagwater and Montpelier-Newmarket belts, which sub-divide the island into three major blocks, namely, Hanover to the west, Clarendon in the center and Blue Mountain block to the east.

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Ministry of Transport & Mining


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