Early evolution of a young back-arc basin in the Havre Trough

@article{CaratoriTontini2019EarlyEO,
  title={Early evolution of a young back-arc basin in the Havre Trough},
  author={Fabio Caratori Tontini and Dan Bassett and Cornel E. J. de Ronde and Christian Timm and Richard J. Wysoczanski},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-7}
}
Back-arc basins are found at convergent plate boundaries. Nevertheless, they are zones of significant crustal extension that show volcanic and hydrothermal processes somewhat similar to those of mid-ocean ridges. Accepted models imply the initial rifting and thinning of a pre-existing volcanic arc until seafloor spreading gradually develops over timescales of a few million years. The Havre Trough northeast of New Zealand is a unique place on Earth where the early stages of back-arc basin… 
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