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- v. Present participle of underthrust.
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"We'll keep track of the seismic activity to see whether it continues to indicate this underthrusting of the Mediterranean subsurface underneath North Africa," said Rinus Wortel.
His model, shown below, incorporates continental rifting and ocean creation above upwellings, and underthrusting of ocean crust and mountain buliding at the edges of continents to accommodate it.
Detrital zircon evidence for progressive underthrusting in Franciscan metagraywackes, west-central California
Calvert interprets the package of higher amplitude reflectors (darker color) as the underthrusting Juan de Fuca plate.