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The Eastern Alps are the result of the (still) active convergence/subduction between Africa and Europe. Beginning with the consolidation of the Austroalpine nappe complex during the Late Cretaceous, the subsequent history/evolution of this area was denoted by the latest Cretaceous and Paleogene subduction of the Penninic oceanic region, followed by collision between the...

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