filling the space will cool only extremely slowly so that no additional lithosphere will be accreted to the slabs and no coherent spreading center can be maintained. ... of one huge, rigid Farallon plate moving to the east-northeast with respect to the Pacific plate (Rosa and Molnar, 1988). ... For the purposes of this chapter, these data show that The rates and directions indicate that two small plates, hereanbsp;...
|Title||:||Basin and Range Extensional Tectonics Near the Latitude of Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Author||:||Brian P. Wernicke|
|Publisher||:||Geological Society of America - 1990|