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Nature. 1970 Apr 18;226(5242):239-43.

Plate tectonics of the Mediterranean region.

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Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge, Madingley Rise, Cambridge.

Abstract

The seismicity and fault plane solutions in the Mediterranean area show that two small rapidly moving plates exist in the Eastern Mediterranean, and such plates may be a common feature of contracting ocean basins. The results show that the concepts of plate tectonics apply to instantaneous motions across continental plate boundaries.

PMID:
16057188
DOI:
10.1038/226239a0

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