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Fault weakening across the frictional-viscous transition zone, Karakoram Fault Zone, NW Himalaya

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[1] Exhumed fault rocks formed in the frictional-viscous transition zone (FVTZ) provide test material that can be used to assess the strength of natural fault zones. In the Karakoram Fault Zone (KFZ), such rocks contain evidence of several long-term weakening mechanisms associated with reduced coefficients of friction (<0.4). The Nubra, Tangtse, and Arganglas strands of the KFZ are focused along metavolcano-sedimentary formations indicating weakness relative to the bounding granitoids. Syn...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/tect.20076

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Tectonics Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
5
Pages:
1227-1246
Publication date:
2013-10-01
Acceptance date:
2013-08-21
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0278-7407
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uuid:289b6f70-8244-47a2-9580-dcf336980363
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626382
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pubs:626382
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