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An unconformity in the evolution of a continental rift when rift faulting ceases and sea-floor spreading begins. The stretched lithosphere of the newly formed continental margin then undergoes thermal subsidence. See Moores and Twist (1995, 102).
 
An unconformity in the evolution of a continental rift when rift faulting ceases and sea-floor spreading begins. The stretched lithosphere of the newly formed continental margin then undergoes thermal subsidence. See Moores and Twist (1995, 102).
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An unconformity in the evolution of a continental rift when rift faulting ceases and sea-floor spreading begins. The stretched lithosphere of the newly formed continental margin then undergoes thermal subsidence. See Moores and Twist (1995, 102).