Strike-slip tectonics

Strike-slip tectonics

Strike-slip tectonics is concerned with the structures formed by, and the tectonic processes associated with, zones of lateral displacement within the crust or lithosphere.

Areas of strike-slip tectonics are associated with

* Continental transform (conservative) plate boundaries
* Lateral ramps in areas of extensional or contractional tectonics accommodating lateral offsets between major extensional or thrust faults
* Zones of oblique continent-continent collision
* The deforming foreland of a zone of continent-continent collision, a process sometimes known as "escape tectonics"


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