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Global Positioning System measurements of strain accumulation and slip transfer through the restraining bend along the Dead Sea fault system in Lebanon

Gomez, Francisco; Karam, Gebran; Khawlie, Mohamad; McClusky, Simon; Vernant, Philippe; Reilinger, Robert; Jaafar, Rani; Tabet, Charles; Khair, Kamal; Barazangi, Muawia


Approximately 4 yr of campaign and continuous Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements across the Dead Sea fault system (DSFS) in Lebanon provide direct measurements of interseismic strain accumulation along a 200-km-long restraining bend in this continental transform fault. Late Cenozoic transpression within this restraining bend has maintained more than 3000 m of topography in the Mount Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon ranges. The GPS velocity field indicates 4-5 mm yr-1 of relative plate motion...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Geophysical Journal International
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03328.x


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