Turbidite sequence located in SE Bangladesh

S.H. Akhter, A.H. Bhuiyan University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh M. Hussain, M.B. Imam King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia The basal part of the Miocene Surma Group as exposed at the Sundari Chara outcrop section at the axial part of Sitapahar anticline, Chittagong Hills, southeastern Bangladesh, shows facies associations indicative of a turbidite origin. A total of five turbidite cycles including a complete Bouma sequence have been recognized. The Surma Group was earlier interpreted to be of deltaic to shallow-marine origin. The recognition of the turbidite in the basal part of the Surma Group will require revision of the existing deposition...

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