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Geological offsets and age constraints along the northern Dead Sea fault, Syria

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North of the Lebanese restraining bend, the northern Dead Sea fault in Syria cuts Late Miocene- Pliocene intraplate alkali basalts that have 40Ar/39Ar ages ranging between 6.4 ± 0.1 and 3.7 ± 0.1 Ma. Despite a wide (40 m) gouge zone in places, only between 5.3 and 16.8 km of Pliocene-Recent left-lateral offset occurs along the segment south of Mesyef, where up to 1100 m of down-to-the-east throw has been measured using the base Neogene volcanic rocks as a datum horizon. Although theoretically...

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10.1144/0016-76492010-009

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
167
Issue:
5
Pages:
1001-1008
Publication date:
2010-09-05
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0016-7649
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uuid:6832c9a3-19be-4706-ab90-160cf5c4ff2a
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83448
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pubs:83448
Language:
English

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