Thrust tectonics

Thrust tectonics

Thrust tectonics is concerned with the structures formed, and the tectonic processes associated with, the shortening of the crust or lithosphere.

Areas of thrust tectonics are typically associated with:
* The collision of two continents or a continent and an island arc at a destructive plate boundary
* Restraining bends on strike-slip faults
* On passive margins, balancing up-dip extension, where an effective detachment layer is present

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