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Crustal deformation in northwestern Arabia from GPS measurements in Syria: Slow slip rate along the northern Dead Sea Fault

Alchalbi, Abdlmutaleb; Daoud, Mohamad; Gomez, Francisco; McClusky, Simon; Reilinger, Robert; Romeyeh, Mohamad Abu; Alsouod, Adham; Yassminh, Rayan; Ballani, Basel; Darawcheh, Ryad; Sbeinati, Reda; Radwan, Youssef; Al Masri, Riad; Bayerly, Mazhar; Al Ghazzi, Riad; Barazangi, Muawia

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New Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements in NW Syria provide the first direct observations of near-field deformation associated with the northern Dead Sea fault system (DSFS) and demonstrate that the kinematics of the northern section of this transform plate boundary between the Arabian and Sinai plates deviate significantly from plate model predictions. Velocity estimates based on GPS survey campaigns in 2000, 2007 and 2008, demonstrate left-lateral shear along the northern DSFS with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35938
Source: Geophysical Journal International
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04431.x

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