CHAPTER 4.7
Telescoping Subduction

   
Telescoping Subduction


I had hypothesized that the rapid movement of the Indian continent occurred due to telescoping … subduction at both ends of the Tethys Sea and also at the juncture of the oceanic basaltic section of the Indian continent and its fells mass. This would amount to triple subduction, with the Tethys components naturally ending at exactly the same moment, leaving only the one other subduction continuing, until all of the oceanic basaltic section of the Indian continent was subducted (or elevated in the collision with Eurasia).

Now a new article uses double subduction at the Tethys Sea to explain the rapid movement of India. It appears that the idea of telescoping subduction is now ready for prime time.






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