Constraints on the strength of faults from the geometry of rider blocks in continental and oceanic core complexes

@inproceedings{Choi2012ConstraintsOT,
  title={Constraints on the strength of faults from the geometry of rider blocks in continental and oceanic core complexes},
  author={Eunseo Choi and William R. Buck},
  year={2012}
}
[1] Large offset normal faults, central to the formation of core complexes, require a minimum amount of fault weakening to form according to analytic and numerical models. New work suggests that these faults cannot be too weak and still result in the kind of fault-bounded rider blocks overlying the lower plate of some large offset normal faults. Rider block wedges of upper plate rocks, including syn-tectonic sedimentary rocks, are often seen on continental metamorphic core complexes. Blocks of… CONTINUE READING

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