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Seismic data from the East Greenland shelf show that the northern part of the shelf, north of 75°N, can be subdivided into five, roughly northeast-trending, major tectonic elements. From west to east they are: the Koldewey Platform, the Danmarkshavn Basin, the Danmarkshavn Ridge, the Thetis Basin and the Marginal High. A sixth tectonic element, the Shannon High, has been defined in the southern part of this area. The offshore areas between 72°30′N and 75°N are dominated by Tertiary plateau basalts, which obscure the acoustic signals from the deeper sedimentary succession. Seismic data from the area north of 75°N indicate...

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