Origin of mountains on Io by thrust faulting and large-scale mass movements

  title={Origin of mountains on Io by thrust faulting and large-scale mass movements},
  author={Schenk and Bulmer},
  volume={279 5356},
Voyager stereoimages of Euboea Montes, Io, indicate that this mountain formed when a large crustal block was uplifted 10.5 kilometers and tilted by approximately 6 degrees. Uplift triggered a massive slope failure on the northwest flank, forming one of the largest debris aprons in the solar system. This slope failure probably involved relatively unconsolidated layers totaling approximately 2 kilometers in thickness, overlying a rigid crust (or lithosphere) at least 11 kilometers thick. Mountain… Expand
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