Observations of flexure and the geological evolution of the Pacific Ocean basin

@article{Watts1980ObservationsOF,
  title={Observations of flexure and the geological evolution of the Pacific Ocean basin},
  author={Anthony B. Watts and J. H. Bodine and Neil M. Ribe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1980},
  volume={283},
  pages={532-537}
}
The response of the Pacific plate to oceanic island and seamount loads has been used to estimate the distribution of ridge crest and off-ridge volcanism on the plate since the late Jurassic. The most extensive event, forming the Hess rise, Line Islands ridge, Necker ridge, and Robbie ridge, occurred on the Pacific/Farallon and Pacific/Phoenix ridge crests during the interval 90–120 Myr BP (Barremian to Turonian). This event, which extended over a much larger area than comparable volcanism on… 
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