Crustal thinning possibly related to Late Paleozoic updoming: evidence from two near eastern megastructures

T. Weissbrod, G. Gvirtzman

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Abstract

An examination of published interpretation of seismic refraction profiles in Jordan and in Saudi Arabia, shows some localized thinning of the crust. The locality of these changes coincides with the sloping flanks of the Helez geanticline in Jordan and the Riyadh geanticline in Saudi Arabia, both of which are known to have formed in the Late Paleozoic. The observed spatial coincidence suggests a possible Late Paleozoic date for the mantle updoming, possibly in connection with crustal thinning. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin - Societe Belge de Geologie
Volume98
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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