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Plate Tectonics of the Mediterranean Region


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.

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MCKENZIE, D. Plate Tectonics of the Mediterranean Region. Nature 226, 239–243 (1970).

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