Tectonics Units of Europe

  • Martin MeschedeEmail author
  • Laurence N. Warr
Part of the Regional Geology Reviews book series (RGR)


Europe represents a mosaic of different continental crustal blocks that have been assembled over a prolonged period of geological time. The continent can be roughly divided into two major regions, a stable Precambrian craton in the northeast, known as the East European Platform or Baltica , and a group of crustal blocks successively attached to the old cratonic core.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography and GeologyUniversity of GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany

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