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Intraplate Strike-slip Deformation Belts

Product Code: SP210
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by F. Storti, R.E. Holdsworth and F. Salvini
Publication Date: 12 June 2003
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Special Publication 210.

Intraplate strike-slip deformation belts are common tectonic features, particularly at convergent plate boundaries, where they are produced by both oblique convergence and continental indentation. These lithosphere-scale structures, which also occur in other geodynamic environments such as passive margins, are characterized by complex structural architectures, by the occurrence of large earthquakes, and by the fast uplift and/or subsidence of localized crustal sectors.

Intraplate strike-slip belts can also control the ascent and emplacement of deeply-sourced magmas. In some cases, intraplate strike-slip belts link with oceanic fracture zones and transform faults, transferring transform shear from the ridges to the interior of the plates. This evidence has an important impact of the classical concept of transform faulting.

This volume contains 13 papers from an international field of contributors. Studies of intraplate strike-slip deformation belts from Africa, Antarctica, Eurasia, North America and South America are included.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-132-7
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-132-1
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 242
Weight: 0.67 kg

Contents

Intraplate stike-slip deformation belts: an introduction, R E Holdsworth, F Salvini • Wrench faults down to the asthenosphere: Geological and geophysical evidence and themo-mechanical effects, A Vauchez, A Tommasi • Fault development and interaction in distributed strike-slip shear zones: an experimental approach, G Schreurs • Recent strike-slip deformation of the Northern Tien Shan, M M Buslov, J Klerkx, K Abdrakhmatov, D Delvaux, V Yu Batalev, O A Kuchai, B Dehandschutter, A Muraliev • A GPR study of sedimentary structures with a transgressive coastal barrier along the Danish North Sea Coast, I Moller, Iris Moller, D Cunningham, D Anthony, A Dijkstra, J Howard, A Quarles, G Badarch • Relationships between Cenozoic strike-slip faulting and basin opening in northern Thailand, W Uttamo, C Elders, G Nichols • Cenozoic strike-slip faulting from the eastern margin of the Wilkes Subglacial Basin to the western margin of the Ross Sea Rift: an aeromagnetic connection, F Ferraccioli, E Bozzo • Implications of late Pan-African shearing in western Dronning Maud Land, Antartica, S H Perritt, M K Watkeys • Intraplate strike-slip tectonics as alternative to mantle plume activity for the Cenozoic rift magmatism in the Ross Sea region, Antartica, S Rocchi, G Di Vincenzo, F Storti, F Rossetti • Intraplate stike-slip deformation belts: an introduction, F Storti, J B Murphy • Phanerozoic Strike-slip Faulting in the Continental Interior Platform of the United States: Examples from the Laramide Orogen, Midcontinent, and Ancestral Rocky Mountains, S Marshak, W J Nelson, J H McBride • The Salina del Fraile pull-apart basin, NW Argentina, J Reijs, K McClay • Transform zones in the South Atlantic rifted continental margins, W U Mohriak, B R Rosendahl • 

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