Upper Rhine Plain: Difference between revisions

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[[File:Rhine rift.png|thumb|250px|right|Rhine Graben (blue shades) between Basel and Frankfurt with adjoining mountain ranges (green to brown); colour coding according to digital elevation model]]
==Volcanic activity==
The extension induced by the formation of the Alps was sufficient enough to thin the crust and provide suitable dilational conduits for magmatic and volcanic activity to occur. This resulted in the emplacement of [[mafic]] [[Dike (geology)|dykes]], which follow the general structural trend of the extensional faults. In addition, isolated volcanoes such as the Kaiserstuhl were formed.
 
===The Kaiserstuhl volcano===
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