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Figure 1. Geodynamic setting of Eastern Venezuela Basin (EVB). Present day plate structure of the Caribbean region. Subduction type B to the east between Atlantic and Caribbean-South American plates. At the north, subduction type B of the Caribbean Plate. In the south, Subduction type A of the South American plate. (Modified from Jacome 2001, after DeMets et al. 1994, Kellogg, et al. 1995, Mascle and Letouze, 1990, and Audemard and Lugo, 1996.) Topographic and bathymetric map are from The National Geophysical Data Base, 1988.