Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Research article
29 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 29 Jan 2021

The preserved plume of the Caribbean Large Igneous Plateau revealed by 3D data-integrative models

Ángela María Gómez-García, Eline Le Breton, Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth, Gaspar Monsalve, and Denis Anikiev


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AR by Angela Maria Gomez Garcia on behalf of the Authors (19 Nov 2020)  Author's response 
ED: Publish as is (04 Dec 2020) by Caroline Beghein
ED: Publish as is (04 Dec 2020) by Susanne Buiter (Executive editor)
AR by Angela Maria Gomez Garcia on behalf of the Authors (15 Dec 2020)
Short summary
The Earth’s crust beneath the Caribbean Sea formed at about 90 Ma due to large magmatic activity of a mantle plume, which brought molten material up from the deep Earth. By integrating diverse geophysical datasets, we image for the first time two fossil magmatic conduits beneath the Caribbean. The location of these conduits at 90 Ma does not correspond with the present-day Galápagos plume. Either this mantle plume migrated in time or these conduits were formed above another unknown plume.