The Indochina “exit wound” [formed about 180 million years ago according to the mainstream chronology] provides a key insight into the subsequent growth [inflation] of the Earth, Pacific Ocean and Pacific Ring of Fire.
An extreme “hypervelocity” impact event occurred about 180 million years ago which formed the Gulf of Mexico and produced the Texan Bediasite and Ivory Coast tektites.
The “hypervelocity” impact object travelled through the Earth and exited in the region of Indochina at a “high velocity” and produced the Indochinites and the unique Muong Nong Tektites.
The Tale of the Tektites
The “exit wound” is clearly depicted on the seafloor age map as an “arrow head” in “dark blue” that points from Indochina towards the Americas.
The “plugging” of this “exit wound” [via the creation of new seafloor] appears to have stabilised relatively rapidly on the western “straight-line” fracture [of the “arrow head”] because there is a lack of “green” seafloor being generated in the subsequent [roughly] 100 million years.
However, the leading edges of the “arrow head” have remained [continuously] active since their creation and have driven the growth of the Pacific Ocean.
Age of oceanic crust
The “arrow head” is currently referred to as: The Pacific Ring of Fire.
Overlaying the two previous images provides additional visual confirmation that exothermic degassing of the Earth is the primary driver of:
a) Inflation of the Earth
b) Fracturing, folding, sinking and uplifting of the Earth’s crust
c) Seafloor stretching
d) Volcanism and hydro-thermal activity
f) Outgassing of atmospheric Hydrogen, Helium, Oxygen and other gases
g) The formation of water [H2O] reservoirs
h) The formation of abiogenic hydrocarbon reservoirs
i) The formation of ore deposits, salt deposits and precious stones.
The answer to the riddle of the Earth’s atmospheric Hydrogen and Helium is very interestingly answered by an amazing paper by Arie Gilat and Alexander Vol which very convincingly extends and updates the pioneering work of Vladimir Larin [see Hydride Earth: The New Geology of Our Primordially-Hydrogen-Rich Planet (Polar Publishing, Calgary, Canada, 1993)].
Exothermic Terrestrial Degassing of Hydrogen and Helium
Intriguingly, the “Pacific Ring of Fire” resembles the natural growth pattern associated with a typical “Fairy Ring” [except with a stretched and sparsely populated southern boundary].
However, the “Pacific Ring of Fire” is populated with volcanoes – not mushrooms.
A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms.
A “Fairy Ring” growing on a suburban lawn in Brisbane, Australia.
The intriguing “second wave” of seafloor stretching [marked in orange and red] will be addressed in the next posting…