India-Asia collision was at 24°N and 50 Ma: palaeomagnetic proof from southernmost Asia

@inproceedings{Meng2012IndiaAsiaCW,
  title={India-Asia collision was at 24°N and 50 Ma: palaeomagnetic proof from southernmost Asia},
  author={Jun Meng and Chengshan Wang and Xixi Zhao and Rob Coe and Yalin Li and David L. Finn},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2012}
}
How and when India collided with Asia is crucial for global climate and continental dynamics. We present new palaeomagnetic data showing that the Xigaze forearc basin of southern Tibet was located at 24.2 ± 5.9°N during 54-57 Ma, providing a direct constraint on the position of the southernmost margin of Asia at this crucial stage. Our study suggests 1) the age and locus of the initial India-Asia collision are at ~50 Ma and ~24°N, respectively; 2) Tibet resisted India's northward push during… CONTINUE READING
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