The Ethiopian Flood Basalt Province

The Ethiopian flood basalt province embraces the Afar triple-rift junction, where the African Rift System meets the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden sea-floor spreading zones

Paul Mohr

2013

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  • The Ethiopian flood basalt province embraces the Afar triple-rift junction, where the African Rift System meets the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden sea-floor spreading zones
  • The bulk of the eruptions was from fissures, and was intimately associated with the development of nascent continental margins defining the western and southern limits of Afar, within a larger context of Red Sea-Gulf of Aden basin evolution
  • The Yemen Plateau basalts were united to their Ethiopian counterparts, prior to subsidence and opening of the Red Sea basin
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