Evidence for motion between Nubia and Somalia along the Southwest Indian ridge

@article{Chu1999EvidenceFM,
  title={Evidence for motion between Nubia and Somalia along the Southwest Indian ridge},
  author={Dezhi Chu and Richard G. Gordon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={398},
  pages={64-67}
}
The East African rift marks the northern boundary of the Nubian (West African) and Somalian (East African) plates, and has formed by horizontal stretching due to the separation of these plates. South of ∼20° S, any expression of deformation or seismicity due to the relative motion of these two distinct plates vanishes, although the boundary must continue until it intersects another plate boundary. The nearest such boundary is that of the Antarctic plate, marked by the Southwest Indian ridge… 
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