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Figure F5. Examples of two groups of contrasting tectonic models for the opening phases of the South China Sea. A. Multiphase episodic rifting model in which the Southwest Subbasin is the first to open from continental rifting (after Ru and Pigott, 1986). N.P. = Northwest Palawan, S.P. = South Palawan, M.B. = Macclesfield Bank, R.B. = Reed Bank, P.I. = Paracel Islands, F1, F2, and F3 = faults. (Continued on next page.)

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