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Strike-slip faulting, rotation, and along-strike elongation in the Kopeh Dagh mountains, NE Iran

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The Kopeh Dagh is a linear mountain range separating the shortening in Iran from the stable, flat Turkmenistan platform. In its central part is an array of active right-lateral strike-slip faults that obliquely cut the range and produce offsets of several kilometres in the geomorphology and geological structure. They are responsible for major destructive earthquakes in the 19th and 20th centuries and represent an important seismic hazard for this now-populous region of NE Iran. These strike-s...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL More from this journal
Volume:
166
Issue:
3
Pages:
1161-1177
Publication date:
2006-09-01
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EISSN:
1365-246X
ISSN:
0956-540X
Language:
English
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uuid:e8c6e9fe-631c-405f-a1d0-735060bf3284
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60382
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2012-12-19

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