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Contrasting styles of convergence in the Arabia-Eurasia collision: Why escape tectonics does not occur in Iran

Abstract:

The westward motion of Turkey relative to Eurasia between the North and East Anatolian faults has been cited as one of the best examples of lateral transport of continental crust from a collision zone, in this case the Arabia-Eurasia collision. This process is variously called "escape" or "extrusion" tectonics. Range-parallel strikeslip faults within the Alborz (e.g., the Mosha fault) and Zagros Mountains (the Main Recent fault) of Iran have been regarded as playing roles similar to those of ...

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10.1130/2006.2409(26)

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
POSTCOLLISIONAL TECTONICS AND MAGMATISM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION AND ASIA
Volume:
409
Pages:
579-589
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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ISSN:
0072-1077
URN:
uuid:dde99137-b86a-446c-b0b4-25c5dde61d85
Source identifiers:
127523
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pubs:127523
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English
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