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Faulting within the median valley

Authors
Journal
Tectonophysics
0040-1951
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
38
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0040-1951(77)90204-9
Disciplines
  • Earth Science

Abstract

Abstract In order for the median valley to be maintained as a steady-state feature with time, certain constraints on relative motions of fault blocks are necessary. Three possible ways in which this can occur are either a combination of normal faulting and reverse faulting, or normal faulting alone, or rotations of blocks. These alternative constraints are discussed in the light of what is presently known about the detailed tectonic structure of the median valley. It is concluded that tectonic processes at ridge crests are probably a combination of all these models.

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