Chinese continental shelf of exotic origin collided with continental China 100 million years ago

Continental shelf is known as the offshore extension of the continent. However, scientists have discovered that the Chinese continental shelf is different. It was an exotic terrain that collided with continental China 100 million years ago. This new understanding helps solve a chain of puzzles on the geological evolution of the western Pacific and eastern Asia since the Mesozoic, including the widespread within-plate magmatism in eastern China as a special consequence of plate tectonics. —> Read More

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