Seismic image of the subducted trailing fragments of the Farallon plate

  title={Seismic image of the subducted trailing fragments of the Farallon plate},
  author={Suzan van der Lee and Guust Nolet},
The Farallon plate was an enormous oceanic plate located west of the Americas during the Cenozoic and Mesozoic eras. This plate has now been almost completely subducted beneath the American plates. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Farallon plate broke up to form a number of independent smaller plates1–3 when its western edge approached the North American plate. Here we present a tomographic image of the subducted trailing fragments of the Farallon plate in the upper mantle beneath the western… 
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