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AuthorsKnapmeyer, M. 
TitleGeometry of the Aegean Benioff zones
Issue DateFeb-1999
Series/Report no.42/1
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/1339
KeywordsAegean
subduction
Wadati Benioff zones
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.07. Tectonophysics::04.07.99. General or miscellaneous 
04. Solid Earth::04.07. Tectonophysics::04.07.06. Subduction related processes 
AbstractThe morphology of the Aegean Benioff zone was reconstructed using 1366 hypocentres from the PDE catalogue 1973-1997. Two such zones are identified under the Aegean area, a large one (Main Aegean Subduction, MAS) spanning the whole Hellenic arc and a smaller and younger one under the Western Peloponnesus. The geometry of the MAS suggests that it blocks its own subduction and, therefore, causes the development of the smaller western zone as a result of a step back process in the Pliocene.
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