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back-arc basin[′bak‚ärk ‚bās·ən]
The region (small ocean basin) between an island arc and the continental mainland formed during oceanic plate subduction, containing sediment eroded from both.
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Local high rates of convergence at the Hellenic subduction zone (35mm/yr) are associated with back-arc spreading
throughout Greece and western Turkey above the subducting Mediterranean oceanic crust.
systems; geological, biological, chemical, and physical interactions.
When arcs are stretched they split, initially forming a rift (an elongate depression bounded by high-angle faults) and eventually a back-arc spreading