Cycladic Massif

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The Cycladic Massif is a Miocene high-pressure orogenic segment located in the Aegean Sea underlying the Cyclades.[1] Initially, the Massif was a single island which began to break apart due to the tectonic activities of the subduction of the African plate under the Eurasian plate during the late Miocene Epoch.





  1. ^ Katzir Y, Garfunkel Z, Avigad D, Matthews A (2008). "The geodynamic evolution of the Alpine orogen in the Cyclades (Aegean Sea, Greece): insights from the diverse origins and modes of emplacement of ultramafic rocks". In Dilek, Yildirim, T. Taymaz, Y. Yilmaz (eds.). The Geodynamics of the Aegean and Anatolia - Special Publication no 291 (Geological Society Special Publications). London: Geological Society of London. ISBN 1-86239-239-0.