Microcontinents and Continental Fragments Associated With Subduction Systems

@article{Broek2020MicrocontinentsAC,
  title={Microcontinents and Continental Fragments Associated With Subduction Systems},
  author={J. M. M. van den Broek and Carmen Gaina},
  journal={Tectonics},
  year={2020},
  volume={39}
}
Microcontinents and continental fragments are small pieces of continental crust that are surrounded by oceanic lithosphere. Although classically associated with passive margin formation, here we present several preserved microcontinents and continental fragments associated with subduction systems. They are located in the Coral Sea, South China Sea, central Mediterranean and Scotia Sea regions, and a “proto‐microcontinent,” in the Gulf of California. Reviewing the tectonic history of each region… 

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