Late Cretaceous India–Madagascar fit and timing of break‐up related magmatism

  title={Late Cretaceous India–Madagascar fit and timing of break‐up related magmatism},
  author={Trond H. Torsvik and Robert D. Tucker and Lewis D. Ashwal and L. M. Carter and Bj{\o}rn Jamtveit and K. T. Vidyadharan and Pillarisetty Venkataramana},
  journal={Terra Nova},
A U–Pb zircon age of 91.2 ± 0.2 Myr from western India (St. Mary islands) confidently links India with the Late Cretaceous magmatic province in Madagascar (≈ 84–92 Ma), and the U–Pb age is within analytical error of the U–Pb age of the Analalava gabbro pluton (91.6 ± 0.3 Myr) in northeastern Madagascar. Palaeomagnetic data from India and Madagascar allow us to postulate a new India–Madagascar fit (Euler latitude = 14.24°, longitude = 38.8° and rotation angle = –69.2°). This fit is applicable to… 
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