Mediterranean Geosynclinal Belt

Mediterranean Geosynclinal Belt

 

one of the largest mobile regions of the earth’s crust, separating the Eastern European, Siberian, Sino-Korean, and South China platforms from the African-Arabian and Indian platforms. The Mediterranean geosynclinal belt stretches across Eurasia, from the Strait of Gibraltar in the west to the Indonesian archipelago, where it joins the Pacific geosynclinal belt. It encompasses a large part of Western and Southern Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia), and Southwest Asia.

The Mediterranean geosynclinal belt includes the Hercynian (Variscan) folded regions of Western and Central Europe, the Alpide geosynclinal (folded) region, and the Indonesian folded region. The vast Tethys Sea was located on the site of the Mediterranean geosynclinal belt during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic.

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