Cenozoic magmatism throughout east Africa resulting from impact of a single plume

@article{Ebinger1998CenozoicMT,
  title={Cenozoic magmatism throughout east Africa resulting from impact of a single plume},
  author={C. Ebinger and N. Sleep},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={395},
  pages={788-791}
}
  • C. Ebinger, N. Sleep
  • Published 1998
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • The geology of northern and central Africa is characterized by broad plateaux, narrower swells and volcanism occurring from ∼45 Myr ago to the present. The greatest magma volumes occur on the >1,000-km-wide Ethiopian and east African plateaux, which are transected by the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and east African rift systems, active since the late Oligocene epoch. Evidence for one or more mantle plumes having impinged beneath the plateaux comes from the dynamic compensation inferred from gravity… CONTINUE READING
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