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Nubia-Arabia-Eurasia plate motions and the dynamics of Mediterranean and Middle East tectonics

Reilinger, Robert; McClusky, Simon

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We use geodetic and plate tectonic observations to constrain the tectonic evolution of the Nubia-Arabia-Eurasia plate system. Two phases of slowing of Nubia-Eurasia convergence, each of which resulted in an ~50 per cent decrease in the rate of convergence, coincided with the initiation of Nubia-Arabia continental rifting along the Red Sea and Somalia-Arabia rifting along the Gulf of Aden at 24 ± 4 Ma, and the initiation of oceanic rifting along the full extent of the Gulf of Aden at 11 ± 2 Ma....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/37380
Source: Geophysical Journal International
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05133.x

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