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Western North America's jigsaw

The tectonic history of western North America is a puzzle in which many of the pieces are mashed up or missing. Seismic images of the deep Earth reveal features that alter our reconstruction of this puzzle in space and time. See Article p.50

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Figure 1: Two potential plate scenarios for North America's Cordilleran assembly.


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