publication . Article . 2010

ARABIA PLATE MOTION

Robert Reilinger; A. Alchalbi; Francisco Gomez; Simon McClusky; S. M. Mahmoud; Rebecca Bendik; Laike M. Asfaw; Biniam Haileab; Shimelles Fisseha; Mohamed Daoud; ...
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  • Published: 23 Jun 2010 Journal: Tectonics, volume 29 (issn: 0278-7407, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Abstract
[1] Five years of continuously recording GPS observations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia together with new continuous and survey-mode GPS observations broadly distributed across the Arabian Peninsula provide the basis for substantially improved estimates of present-day motion and internal deformation of the Arabian plate. We derive the following relative, geodetic Euler vectors (latitude (°N), longitude (°E), rate (°/Myr, counterclockwise)) for Arabia-Nubia (31.7 ± 0.2, 24.6 ± 0.3, 0.37 ± 0.01), Arabia-Somalia (22.0 ± 0.5, 26.2 ± 0.5, 0.40 ± 0.01), Arabia-India (18.0 ± 3.8, 87.6 ± 3.3, 0.07 ± 0.01), Arabia-Sinai (35.7 ± 0.8, 17.1 ± 5.0, 0.15 ± 0.04), and Arabia-...
Subjects
free text keywords: Geochemistry and Petrology, Geophysics, Clockwise, Rift, Fracture zone, Plate tectonics, Longitude, Subduction, Seismology, Continental collision, Triple junction, Geodesy, Geology
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