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Gravitational Mechanism for Sea-Floor Spreading

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Science  10 Jan 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3863, pp. 176-177
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3863.176

Abstract

The gravitational attraction of the continents produces a force field at the surface of the earth, similar in geometry to lithospheric displacements deduced from studies of earthquake focal mechanisms.