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New Geosphere themed issue: The anatomy of rifting

Research at continental rifts, mid-ocean ridges, and transforms has shown that new plates are created by extensional tectonics, magma intrusion, and volcanism. Studies of...

Off-rift volcanoes explained

Volcanoes often develop outside the rift zone in an apparently unexpected location offset by tens of kilometers has remained unanswered. An international team of...

Solving the Midwest’s biggest geologic mystery

Geologists from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Oklahoma and Purdue University have a new explanation for the Midwest's...

What sculpted Africa’s margin?

Break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana about 130 Million years ago could have lead to a completely different shape of the African and South American...

Red Sea Rift

The Red Sea was formed by Arabia being split from Africa by movement of the Red Sea Rift. This split started in the Eocene...

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