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Structural similarity and variety at the tips in a wide range of strike–slip faults: a review

Sanderson, David J. and Kim, Young-Seog (2006) Structural similarity and variety at the tips in a wide range of strike–slip faults: a review Terra Nova, 18, (5), pp. 330-344. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-3121.2006.00697.x).

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Abstract

Strike–slip faults are often accompanied by a variety of structures, particularly at their tips. The zones of additional fracturing are classified as tip-damage zones. These zones can be subdivided into several different damage patterns based on the nature and orientation of faults and fractures developed. Damage zones at the ends of small strike–slip faults (mode II tips) develop wing cracks, horsetail splays, antithetic faults, synthetic branch faults and solution surfaces. Similar tip-damage patterns are also commonly observed at larger (regional) scales, but with a dominance of faulting over tensile cracks and solution surfaces. Wing cracks and horsetail splays developed at small-scale faults are replaced by normal faults in large-scale faults. Antithetic faults and synthetic branch faults are observed at small and large scales. Thrust faults are developed at large scales, in a similar pattern to solution surfaces at a small scale. All these structures may show slightly different angular relationships to the master fault at small and large scale, but develop in response similar stress distribution and mechanics around the fault. Thus, mode II tip-damage zones show similar patterns over a wide range of fault scales.

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Published date: 18 September 2006

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Local EPrints ID: 52997
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/52997
PURE UUID: ae41eda6-b690-47b8-923f-6c97d5c5c2fe
ORCID for David J. Sanderson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2144-3527

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Date deposited: 22 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:39

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