fracture zone

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fracture zone

fracture zone

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A rare great earthquake on an oceanic fossil fracture zone

Mapping brittle fracture zones in three dimensions: high resolution traveltime seismic tomography in a granitic pluton

Spatial patterns of bacterial and archaeal communities along the Romanche Fracture Zone (tropical Atlantic)

Present kinematics of the Tjörnes Fracture Zone, North Iceland, from campaign and continuous GPS measurements

Water, oceanic fracture zones and the lubrication of subducting plate boundaries—insights from seismicity

Three-dimensional flexure modelling of seamounts near the Ogasawara Fracture Zone in the western Pacific

Geometrical-statistical modelling of systems of fracture zones along oceanic ridges

An admittance study of the Reykjanes Ridge and elevated plateaux between the Charlie-Gibbs and Senja fracture zones

Dissecting the deep biosphere: retrieving authentic microbial communities from packer-isolated deep crystalline bedrock fracture zones

Conflicts in the North of Ireland, 1900–2000: Flashpoints and Fracture Zones, ed. Alan F. Parkinson and Éamon Phoenix

Induced seismicity of a normal blind undetected reservoir-bounding fault influenced by dissymmetric fractured damage zones

Early seafloor spreading in the South Atlantic: new evidence for M-series magnetochrons north of the Rio Grande Fracture Zone

Conflicts in the North of Ireland 1900–2000: Flashpoints and Fracture Zones. Edited by Alan F. Parkinson and Éamon Phoenix.


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A linear feature on the deep-sea floor across which the lithosphere changes abruptly in both age and water depth. Most fracture zones transect oceanic ridges and are small circles whose radii of curvature depend on the distance from the pole of rotation of the two lithospheric plates which are diverging at the ridge. Many fracture zones also contain deep-sea basins.

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