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Localization of intraplate deformation through fluid-assisted faulting in the lower-crust: The Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Balfour, Natalie; Cummins, Phillip; Pilia, Simone; Love, D


In this paper we present a hypothesis for localized, intraplate deformation in the continental crust of south-central Australia that involves fluid-assisted reactivation of faults in the mid- to lower crust. Using data from a temporary seismometer deployment in the Flinders Ranges, we show that earthquakes, relocated in a 3D velocity model, cluster in elongated low v<inf>p</inf> /. v<inf>s</inf> anomalies that extend to depths exceeding 20. km, and are aligned with the axis of the Flinders...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Tectonophysics
DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.05.014


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