continental rift

continental rift

n.
A long, narrow fissure in the earth marking a zone of the lithosphere that has become thinner because tectonic plates underlying the region have moved away from one other.
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The key strategic Delonex s areas, including the East African Continental Rift System, which extends from the Red Sea through Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania to Mozambique; the Central African Rift System from Chad to South Sudan, and the coastal margins of East Africa.
The area is near Marathon, located in the Mid Continental Rift.
The project occurs near the extremities of the over 1,000 km north-south trending belt developed within the Panxi continental rift, which has developed along the margin of the Yangtze Craton in the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan.
Service Contract 73 is an offshore block located in the southern part of the Mindoro Basin - Cuyo Platform, a continental rift basin offshore the Philippines.
A continental rift system runs in north-south direction through the length of central Europe, west of the Alps.
An offshore block, SC73 is located in the southern part of the Mindoro Basin-Cuyo Platform, a continental rift basin offshore the Philippines.
Olympic Dam and related deposits all occur within continental rift sequence rocks adjacent to major structures.
This fault is parallel to the shore of Great Slave Lake which has been interpreted as a continental rift and may represent a conduit for the Caribou Lake Gabbro and Blachford Lake Intrusive Complex.
This phenomenon is due to the tectonic continental rift that led to the formation of the Great African Rift Valley.
In Afar, that continental rift meets two ocean rifts, one bisecting the Red Sea and the other the Gulf of Aden.
The Company's key strategic areas include the East African Continental Rift System, which extends from the Red Sea through Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania to Mozambique; the Central African Rift System from Chad to South Sudan, and the coastal margins of East Africa.