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Active tectonics of an apparently aseismic region: distributed active strike-slip faulting in the Hangay Mountains of central Mongolia

Abstract:

We identify and describe a series of east-west left-lateral strike-slip faults (named the Songino-Margats, the Hag Nuur, the Uliastay and the South Hangay fault systems) in the Hangay mountains of central Mongolia: an area that has little in the way of recorded seismicity and which is often considered as a rigid block within the India-Eurasia collision zone. The strike-slip faults of central Mongolia constitute a previously unrecognized hazard in this part of Mongolia. Each of the strike-slip...

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Walker, RT More by this author
Bayasgalan, A More by this author
Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
Volume:
174
Issue:
3
Pages:
1121-1137
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1365-246X
ISSN:
0956-540X
URN:
uuid:52c452b8-cbae-4d57-8240-bee3f8ee7fb9
Source identifiers:
127510
Local pid:
pubs:127510

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