The evolution of the western Mediterranean basin is considered. The Provence basin results from the Oligocene migration of Corsica and Sardinia southeastwards. The North African basin was created by the dislocation of an 'internal zone plate' by the mechanism invoked by Karig. Lower or middle Miocene squeezing of the internal zones against the North African platform caused ejection of the flysch nappes.

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