Dictionary:Rift/drift unconformity

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{{#category_index:R|rift/drift unconformity}} 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).