A global-scale plate reorganization event at 105−100 Ma

  title={A global-scale plate reorganization event at 105−100 Ma},
  author={Kara J Matthews and Maria Seton and R. Dietmar M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Earth and Planetary Science Letters},
Abstract A major plate reorganization is postulated to have occurred at approximately 100 Ma. However, this reorganization has received limited attention, despite being associated with the most prominent suite of fracture zone bends on the planet and many other geological events. We investigate tectonic events from the period ∼110 to 90 Ma and show that the reorganization occurred between 105 and 100 Ma, was global in scale, and affected all major plates. Seafloor evidence for plate motion… Expand

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