Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Research article
20 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 20 Aug 2021

Crustal structure of the East African Limpopo margin, a strike-slip rifted corridor along the continental Mozambique Coastal Plain and North Natal Valley

Mikael Evain, Philippe Schnürle, Angélique Leprêtre, Fanny Verrier, Louise Watremez, Joseph Offei Thompson, Philippe de Clarens, Daniel Aslanian, and Maryline Moulin


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2020-209', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Mikael Evain, 28 Apr 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on se-2020-209', Christian Olaf Mueller, 21 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Mikael Evain, 25 Mar 2021
    • CEC1: 'Reply on CC1 and AC1', Susanne Buiter, 31 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2020-209', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Mar 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Mikael Evain, 28 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Mikael Evain on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 May 2021) by Caroline Beghein
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Jun 2021) by Caroline Beghein
AR by Mikael Evain on behalf of the Authors (30 Jun 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (05 Jul 2021) by Caroline Beghein
ED: Publish as is (05 Jul 2021) by Susanne Buiter (Executive editor)
AR by Mikael Evain on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
This study analyses recently acquired marine seismic data offshore of southeastern Mozambique. It aims to better constrain the early history and formation of southeastern African margins. The crustal structure and segmentation of the Limpopo margin provide evidence of strike-slip rifting along the eastern North Natal Valley. This has profound consequences on our understanding of the East Gondwana breakup, challenging kinematic models based on an overlap between the Antarctic and African plates.