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Paleomagnetic quantification of neogene block rotations within an active transtensional plate boundary, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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  • Fakultät Für Geowissenschaften

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Paleomagnetic Quantification of Neogene Block Rotations within an Active Transtensional Plate Boundary, Baja California Sur, Mexico Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Paleomagnetic Quantification of Neogene Block Rotations within an Active Transtensional Plate Boundary, Baja California Sur, Mexico Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Fakultät für Geowissenschaften der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München vorgelegt von Josef Weber am 21. Mai 2012 1. Berichterstatter: Prof. Dr. V. Bachtadse 2. Berichterstatter: Prof. Dr. H. C. Soffel Tag der mündlichen Prüfung: 13.07.2012 Table of contents Table of contents List of figures ............................................................................................................ 3 List of tables .............................................................................................................. 5 Glossary ..................................................................................................................... 6 Abstract ..................................................................................................................... 8 1. Introduction .........................................................................................................11 1.1 State of the art........................................................................................................ 13 1.2 Scientific aims and study areas.............................................................................. 16 2. Tectonic evolution of the Gulf of California .....................................................19 2.1 Subduction of the Farallon Plate and arc-related volcanism (30-12 Ma).............. 19 2.2 Proto-Gulf stage of rifting (12 – 8-6 Ma) – two-phas

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