Present‐day kinematics of the East African Rift

  title={Present‐day kinematics of the East African Rift},
  author={Elifuraha Saria and {\'E}ric Calais and D. Sarah Stamps and Damien Delvaux and Christopher J. H. Hartnady},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth},
  pages={3584 - 3600}
The East African Rift (EAR) is a type locale for investigating the processes that drive continental rifting and breakup. The current kinematics of this ~5000 km long divergent plate boundary between the Nubia and Somalia plates is starting to be unraveled thanks to a recent augmentation of space geodetic data in Africa. Here we use a new data set combining episodic GPS measurements with continuous measurements on the Nubian, Somalian, and Antarctic plates, together with earthquake slip vector… 

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