Seaward extension of the East African Rift

  title={Seaward extension of the East African Rift},
  author={D. Mougenot and M. Recq and P. Virlogeux and C. Lepvrier},
  • D. Mougenot, M. Recq, +1 author C. Lepvrier
  • Published 1986
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • The continental margin of northern Mozambique is edged by a north-south trending alignment of submarine peaks forming the Davie Ridge (Fig. la). From earlier studies1–5, the ridge has been interpreted as a remnant transform fault that controlled the late Jurassic/early Cretaceous drift of Madagascar and the opening of the Somali Basin6–8. During MD40-MACAMO cruise (June 1984), 7,500 km of water gun seismic reflexion lines have been implemented throughout the region where two flat-bottomed… CONTINUE READING
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