Continental rifting at magmatic centres: structural implications from the Late Quaternary Menengai Caldera, central Kenya Rift

@article{Riedl2019ContinentalRA,
  title={Continental rifting at magmatic centres: structural implications from the Late Quaternary Menengai Caldera, central Kenya Rift},
  author={S. Riedl and D. Melnick and G. Mibei and Lucy Njue and M. Strecker},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  year={2019},
  volume={177},
  pages={153 - 169}
}
  • S. Riedl, D. Melnick, +2 authors M. Strecker
  • Published 2019
  • Geology
  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • The structural evolution of calderas in rifts helps to characterize the spatiotemporal relationships between magmatism, long wavelength crustal deformation and the formation of tectonic deformation zones along the rift axis. We document the structural characteristics of the c. 36 ka old Menengai Caldera located within a young zone of extension in the central Kenya Rift. Field mapping and high-resolution digital surface models show that NNE-striking Holocene normal faults perpendicular to the… CONTINUE READING
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