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  • New model reveals rips in Earth’s mantle layer below southern Tibet

    Illinois geology professor Xiaodong Song, right, and graduate student Jiangtao Li are authors of a new study that suggests rips in the upper mantle layer of the Indian tectonic plate are responsible for the locations of earthquakes and the surface deformation seen in southern Tibet.

    Illinois geology professor Xiaodong Song, right, and graduate student Jiangtao Li are authors of a new study that suggests rips in the upper mantle layer of the Indian tectonic plate are responsible for the locations of earthquakes and the surface deformation seen in southern Tibet.

    Photo courtesy Xiaodong Song

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  • To reach Xiaodong Song, email xsong@illinois.edu@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Tearing of Indian mantle lithosphere from high-resolution seismic images and its implications for lithosphere coupling in southern Tibet” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1717258115.