Published: 25 September 2020, 08:57
Yiqiong Zhang has investigated blueschist-facies rocks of the Yuli Belt in Taiwan, which rank among the youngest high-pressure metamorphic rocks worldwide. They bear witness that ocean floor of the South China Sea has separated China and the Philippines until a few million years ago. This ocean floor was later subducted. At present, the blueschists form the plate boundary between the Eurasian and the Philippine Sea plates.The paper was published open access in Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.