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Diagenetically induced shear failure of fine-grained sediments and the development of polygonal fault systems

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Polygonal fault systems (PFS) are widely developed along many continental margin basins and some interior cratonic and foreland basins. They are networks of small normal faults that are usually found in tiers which are crudely layer-bound successions consisting mainly of fine-grained sediments. Their origin has been widely debated with explanations ranging from dewatering of overpressured layers to gravitational loading under fixed lateral boundary conditions. Their distribution in fine-grain...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Journal:
MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
Volume:
28
Issue:
9
Pages:
1593-1610
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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ISSN:
0264-8172
URN:
uuid:ec60fdfb-609c-473e-a146-b24444ad6caf
Source identifiers:
331803
Local pid:
pubs:331803

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