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Published through the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geodynamics Series.

During the earlier decade of the foreign Geodynamics software many guides facing particular rift components of the Earth's floor have seemed. such a lot of them symposia that have been held within the respective rift zones. one of the rifts therefore handled are the Rhinegraben, Afar, Iceland, the Baikal rift, the Oslo paleorift, the Rio Grande rift and the lifeless Sea rift. moreover, courses facing stories of the sea flooring have mentioned many oceanic rift components.


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The focal plane solutions for earthquakes in and around the Rhine graben show strike-slip mechanism to dominate, and if slip-plane is subparallel to the graben, left-lateral displacement is indicated (Ahorner, 1975). 6) is a part of a discontinuous system of rifts, grabens and seismically. Extensive graben area geodetic observations over several decades of the Rhine have been RECENT GROUND DEFORMATION Copyright American Geophysical Union 25 Geodynamics Series Continental and Oceanic Rifts •5' 25" ß Bonn 27" Vol.

System is The seismicity of the East African rift system clearly shows that it is presently tectonically active and focal plane solutions indicate a ten- one branch from the triple of junc- Carlsberg ridge (Laughton, 1966). This whole rift system is commonly considered as a of the mid-ocean ridge sional in East Williams, rift area movements. 4). The other two branches are the Red Sea - Dead Sea rifts and the Gulf of Aden rifts and its continuation in the extension slow plate and Djibouti systems extending continent-ward low age and/or stress field Africa Red Sea the stress field in while south-easterly in the Gulf rifting is related in north-easterly and Girdler, Direct 1972).

289-296, Afar Depression of Ethiopia, Vol. P. Tsombos, ERTS 1-data on the geology and tectonics of the Afar/Ethiopian and adjacent regions, pp. 19-27, Afar Depression of Ethiopia, Vol. I, A. Pilger and A. ), E. E. Medvedev, basalts and assorift zone, Tecto- nophysics, 45, 49-59, 1978. G. P. Kolmogorova, Some results from studying recent crustal movements in the Baikal rift zone, Tectonophysics, 45, 101105, 1978. , nics P. -U. Schmincke and The quaternary uplift of the Rhenish Vol. 8 on Surtsey in Report, V, ll3in Surtsey, VI, 158-162, 1972.

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