Geological reconstructions of the East Asian blocks: From the breakup of Rodinia to the assembly of Pangea

  title={Geological reconstructions of the East Asian blocks: From the breakup of Rodinia to the assembly of Pangea},
  author={Guochun Zhao and Yuejun Wang and Baochun Huang and Yunpeng Dong and San-zhong Li and Guowei Zhang and Shan Yu},
  journal={Earth-Science Reviews},
Abstract Pangea is the youngest supercontinent in Earth's history and its main body formed by assembly of Gondwana and Laurasia about 300–250 Ma ago. As supported by voluminous evidence from reliable geological, paleomagnetic and paleontological data, configurations of major continental blocks in Pangea have been widely accepted. However, controversy has long surrounded the reconstructions of East Asian blocks in Pangea. To determine whether or not the East Asian blocks were assembled to join… 
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  • Geology
  • 2021
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