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Large normal-sense displacement on the South Tibetan fault system in the eastern Himalaya
F.J. Cooper et al., School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA. Posted online 4 Sept. 2012; 10.1130/G33318.1.
The Himalayan mountain range is Earth's most dramatic example of continent-continent collision. As expected, the majority of faults within the range are contractional, stacking up thrust sheets as the topographic front develops. However, the range also contains a family of extensional faults, the South Tibetan fault system (STFS), that
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