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Structural analysis of the Húsavík-Flatey transform fault and its relationships with the rift system in Northern Iceland

Magmatism and tectonics in Iceland. Special issue

Auteurs :
GARCIA, S.
DHONT, D.
DAUTEUIL, O.

Description :
The AA. present a revisited structural pattern of the Húsavík-Flatey Fault (HFF) in the Tjörnes Peninsula, based on the mapping of tectonic features using satellite images, aerial photography, and field structural analysis. They show that the HFF comprises several WNW-trending fault segments that localise both strike-slip and normal movements, agreeing with a transtensional deformation pattern. The observations are consistent with the successive formation of transform fault segments from south to north due to the northward development of the HFF together with the rift structures.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geodinamica acta, issn : 0985-3111, 2005, vol. 18, n°. 1, p. 31-41, nombre de pages : 11, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 31 ref.

Date :
2005

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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