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Volume 9, issue 5
Solid Earth, 9, 1187–1206, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-9-1187-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Solid Earth, 9, 1187–1206, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-9-1187-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 26 Oct 2018

Research article | 26 Oct 2018

Oblique rifting: the rule, not the exception

Sascha Brune et al.
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Fragmentation of continents often involves obliquely rifting segments that feature a complex three-dimensional structural evolution. Here we show that more than ~ 70 % of Earth’s rifted margins exceeded an obliquity of 20° demonstrating that oblique rifting should be considered the rule, not the exception. This highlights the importance of three-dimensional approaches in modelling, surveying, and interpretation of those rift segments where oblique rifting is the dominant mode of deformation.
Fragmentation of continents often involves obliquely rifting segments that feature a complex...
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