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The India-Asia collision as seen from Myanmar

By 11th September 2019 September 29th, 2019 No Comments

Researchers from the Rennes Geosciences Laboratory (Jan Westerweel, Pierrick Roperch, Guillaume Dupont-Nivet and Gilles Ruffet), the University of Washington in Seattle and the Universities of Shwebo and Yangon in Myanmar have obtained new paleomagnetic data that indicate that the Burmese microplate was near the equator ~95 and ~40 million years ago.

This discovery published in Nature Geoscience points to a double collision of India, first with an island arc between India and Asia, followed by a subsequent collision with Asia.

Read the research paper: J. Westerweel, P. Roperch, A. Licht, G. Dupont-Nivet, Z. Win, F. Poblete, G. Ruffet, H.H. Swe, M.K Thi, D. W Aung, Burma terrane part of the Trans-Tethyan arc during collision with India according to paleomagnetic data. Nature Geoscience 10.1038/s41561-019-0443-2

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