Marine Geophysical Researches

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 345–363 | Cite as

Pre-23 magnetic anomalies between Jan Mayen and Greenland-Senja fracture zones in the Norwegian sea

  • Terje Hagevang
  • Olav Eldholm
  • Inge Aalstad


Analysis of magnetic data between the Jan Mayen and Senja fracture zones indicates that the anomaly 24A-B sequence extends from the Lofoten Basin onto the outer Vøring Plateau. Anomaly patterns, including those on the conjugate margin, suggest that the pre-23 sea floor spreading was characterized by an unstable plate boundary between fracture zones. The pre-23 spreading rate was at least 2.5 cm yr-1 which is remarkably high compared with the post-23 rates. An evolutionary model which assumes Cenozoic oceanic crust as far landward as the Vöring Plateau and Greenland escarpments is suggested.


Evolutionary Model Fracture Zone Oceanic Crust Magnetic Anomaly Plate Boundary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terje Hagevang
    • 1
  • Olav Eldholm
    • 2
  • Inge Aalstad
    • 3
  1. 1.Saga Petroleum A/SHøvikNorway
  2. 2.Dept. of GeologyUniv. of OsloOsloNorway
  3. 3.Geological Survey of NorwayTrondheimNorway

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