Geophysical evidence for lithospheric delamination beneath the Alboran Sea and Rif–Betic mountains

  title={Geophysical evidence for lithospheric delamination beneath the Alboran Sea and Rif–Betic mountains},
  author={Dogan Seber and Muawia Barazangi and Aomar Ibenbrahim and Ahmed Demnati},
Geophysical evidence is presented for an episode of active delamination of a piece of continental lithosphere. Observations of earthquake hypocentre locations, seismic wave velocities and attenuation, Bouguer gravity, seismic reflection and drill hole data are combined with surface geology to infer the presence of a high-velocity, seismically active, rigid body in the upper mantle beneath the Alboran Sea and surrounding Betic and Rif mountain belts of the western Mediterranean region. This… Expand
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