NOTICE THAT the Seychelles are located in a NE CORNER of a separate location, so that we have interesting information, but it does NOT APPLY to SE BLOCKS- which is the locations of interest now!
Although the Seychelles are subject to the rotation of a block separate from AFRICA, the larger rotation involvng Madagaskar exhibits a SE CORNER, where the 10.24mm/yr movements occur! This represents NEW INFORMATION, and is outside of my analyses for Qsna. It will require significant anayses to determine why SEYCHELLES is not in the BLOCK, BUT THE LARGER BLOCK is PERTINENT! This may become clear with further analyses near the GREAT AFRICAN RIFT VALEY, where afterall, man (Lucy) developed into a RATIONAL ANIMAL- ABLE TO MAKE THESE ANALYSES!!
We will solve another case, connecteed with the OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN 45 degree ROTATION of post-eocene age. This has resulted in VANCOUVER ISLAND to Mt. Elias, AK being rotated from N to the NW. This one I can investigate this year in the field, since it is very near my summer digs. Take the ALASKAN FERRY and you can see closeup, without getting off the ferry, the TRANSFORMATION of MOUNDS to VERTICALLY-JUTTING METAMORPHIC MOUNTAINS! Relatively they rise- above the landscape as EROSION WEARS the base, TWIST CCW (with the RELATIVE RISE), and harden with the twist. When rock POROSITY is reduced to zero, METAMORPHISM BEGINS (regardless of the vertical location of the MOUND).
Mt. St. Elias has advancing GLACIERS, as opposed to MELTING ICE from GLOBAL WARMING! This appears to be due to the ALTITIDE INCREASE as the CRUST is shoved by LATERAL GRAVITATIONAL MOVEMENT (with the OBVIOUS INFLECTION at the turn from NW to west).
We may be able to increase UNDERSTANDING, by making a graph of the angular changes which the CRUST MAKES at CRITICAL SPACE-TIME intervals. This is plotted for several UNDERSTOOD FEATURES, that I have investigated in the field: Olympic Mountains POST-EOCENE turn of 45 degrees of VANCOUVER ISLAND, COSTA RICA 41 m.y. EVENT, and the ORTHOGONAL FEATURES at the COLORADO PLATEAU TRANSITION ZONE.
This will be investigted this summer, with FIELD TRIPS at the Olympic Mountains and Vancouver Island: