Large discontinuous exposures of basaltic lava flows, ranging in age mostly from Miocene to Recent, are present in several localities extending from Sinai, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, to Lebanon and Syria (Dubertret, 1955; Baldridge et al. 1991; Mouty et al. 1992; Heimann et al. 1996; Shaw et al. 2003). These form the Cenozoic volcanic province of the Middle East, occurring mostly along or near the transform faulted boundary (the Dead Sea–Ghab transform fault system) between the Arabian and African plates and the Levantine subplate (Fig. 11). Further to the...

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