Maud Rise formed part of the south-eastern African large igneous province (LIP) which developed south of Africa (Ma). This LIP first formed 140-122 Ma east of South Africa where the Mozambique Ridge is now located. There it reached a maximum extent around 120 Ma when the African-Antarctic spreading zone was located below its eastern flank. Astrid Ridge was possibly part of this LIP as well.
The LIP formation then continued intermittently until it finally reached its maximum extent south of South Africa 100 Ma. This volcanism ended 94 Ma after which sea-floor spreading divided the LIP into the Agulhas Plateau (south of South Africa), Northeast Georgia Rise (near South Georgia Island off South America), and Maud Rise.
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