publication . Conference object . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2019

How do normal faults grow

Atle Rotevatn; Christopher A.-L. Jackson; Anette B. M. Tvedt; Rebecca E. Bell; Ingvild Blaekkan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Nov 2019
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract Normal faults grow via synchronous increase in displacement and length (‘propagating fault model’, also known as the ‘isolated fault model’), or by rapid length establishment and subsequent displacement accrual (constant-length fault model). We here use time-series displacement (D) and length (L) data from natural and experimental faults to elucidate growth styles and D-L trajectories throughout fault life, and to assess the applicability of the two fault models. We show that the growth of most faults is characterized by two stages, with the first defined by fault lengthening (20–30% of fault lifespan) and the second by displacement accrual (70–80% of f...
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