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Corinth Rift margin uplift: new evidence from Late Quaternary marine shorelines

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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.

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Leeder, M.R., McNeill, L.C., Collier, R.E.L., 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), Art.1611. (doi:10.1029/2003GL017382).

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Published date: 2003
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science

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Local EPrints ID: 1228
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1228
ISSN: 0094-8276
PURE UUID: 339880f0-8a99-4080-927e-6866adc0a7c1

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Date deposited: 06 Apr 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:17

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Author: M.R. Leeder
Author: L.C. McNeill
Author: R.E.L. Collier
Author: C. Portman
Author: P.J. Rowe
Author: J.E. Andrews
Author: R.L. Gawthorpe

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