Continental Breakup by a Leaky Transform: The Gulf of Elat (Aqaba)

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Science  12 Oct 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4415, pp. 214-216
DOI: 10.1126/science.206.4415.214


The floor of the Gulf of Elat consists of five distinct deeps. Its structure is controlled by faulting which has produced rhomb-shaped grabens. The gulf is a newly formed plate boundary between Arabia and Sinai.