Geodetic determination of tectonic deformation in central Greece from 1900 to 1988

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The Global Positioning System has been used to measure the relative displacements of fifteen monuments in a hundred-year-old triangulation network spanning part of the Aegean extensional basin. These displacements reflect the tectonic deformation of the region over the past century, showing more than one metre of north-south extension across the network. The crust in this region appears to contain a few slowly deforming blocks separated by more rapidly deforming zones.

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Billiris, H., Paradissis, D., Veis, G. et al. Geodetic determination of tectonic deformation in central Greece from 1900 to 1988. Nature 350, 124–129 (1991) doi:10.1038/350124a0

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