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Volume: 22 (1938)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1217

Last Page: 1223

Title: Origin of Red Sea Depression

Author(s): L. Owen (2)

Abstract:

The various hypotheses current with reference to the origin of the Red Sea depression are reviewed, and it is pointed out that a considerable part of the Red Sea littoral is still geologically unstudied. In particular, no geological information has been available dealing with the Hedjaz coast. This comprises the whole of the northern part of the eastern shore of the Red Sea and the eastern shore of the Gulf of Aqaba. The field data, now collected in that area, confirm the assumption that the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea are separate tectonic units. No field evidence of regional faulting parallel to the Red Sea, on its eastern coast line, has been observed.

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