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Post-rift uplift of the Dhofar margin (Gulf of Aden)


An investigation of the sedimentation pattern along the Dhofar margin allows us to describe its late-stage evolution. After the accumulation of a thick post-rift sedimentary succession, two debris flow events occurred at the foot of the slope. The first event, affecting a wide area of the margin, marks a major change in sedimentation. The second event is associated with a shift of sedimentary deposition from the slope toward the basin. This latter debris flow was caused by an uplift phase, and highlights two distinct deformational styles in the eastern and western part of the Dhofar margin. Both events occurred very late in the history of the margin, at least 7.6 Ma after the end of the rifting phase (35-17.6 Ma).


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hal-00577734 , version 1 (01-12-2011)



François Bache, Sylvie Leroy, Céline Beaurion, Jérémy Robinet, Christian Gorini, et al.. Post-rift uplift of the Dhofar margin (Gulf of Aden). Terra Nova, 2011, 23, pp.11-18. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-3121.2010.00975.x⟩. ⟨hal-00577734⟩
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