Transtensional model for the Sierra Nevada frontal fault system, eastern California

@article{Unruh2003TranstensionalMF,
  title={Transtensional model for the Sierra Nevada frontal fault system, eastern California},
  author={Jeffrey R. Unruh and James R. Humphrey and Andrew D. Barron},
  journal={Geology},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={327-330}
}
Active strike-slip and normal faults along the eastern margin of the Sierra Nevada primarily accommodate northwestward translation of the Sierra Nevada–Central Valley (i.e., Sierran) microplate with respect to stable North America. Strike-slip faults bordering the eastern Sierran microplate are subparallel to small circles about the Sierra Nevada–North American Euler pole. Normal faults of the Sierra Nevada frontal fault system strike ∼45° clockwise of the small circle trajectories and exhibit… 

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