Corinth rift margin uplift: new evidence from late-Quaternary marine shorelines

Leeder, M. R., McNeill, L. C., Collier, R. E. Ll., Portman, C., Rowe, P. J., Andrews, J. E. and Gawthorpe, R. L. (2003) Corinth rift margin uplift: new evidence from late-Quaternary marine shorelines. Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (12). 13-1-13-4. ISSN 1944-8007

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Abstract

New evidence for uplift of the southern margin to the Corinth rift, one of the world's most rapidly extending continental regions, defines an area of uniform uplift separating a more rapidly uplifting western rift flank from a slowly backtilting eastern flank. This major tectonic boundary coincides with geophysical evidence for a junction between flat underlying subducted oceanic plate and steep subduction. We propose that trench rollback by the Anatolian plate over the subducting African plate has led to differential uplift and possible migration of active faulting at the southern rift margin in the last few million years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/life_below_water
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Geosciences
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Geosciences and Natural Hazards (former - to 2017)
Depositing User: Rachel Snow
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2011 09:00
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2024 00:08
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/25564
DOI: 10.1029/2003GL017382

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