PALAEOMAGNETISM AND EVOLUTION OF TIBET PLATES AND TETHYS
Yie Xianghua Li Jiafu
Palaeomagnetic results from the Himalaya Plate, Gangdese Plate and the Qiangtang Plate in Tibet show that these plates belonged to part of Gondwanaland bounded in the north by the Paleo-Tethys ocean during Late Paleozoie. The ocean was subdueted along the Kekexili-Jinsajiang Fault Zone. These plates rifted, drifted towards the north in a proper order, resulting in the formation and subduction of Mid-Tethys ocean along Yaluzangbu Fault Zone and Bangonghu-Nujiang Fault Zone during Mesozoic.