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Morphotectonic Analysis of Pliocene-Quaternary Deformations in the Southeast of the Eastern Sayan

Abstract : The paper is concerned with the kinematics of the major faults, their pattern, and the time of occurrence of compression and extension deformations in the southeast of the Eastern Sayan. The geometry of the mountain ranges and the kinematics of the major faults exhibit northeast-oriented compression responsible for the current processes of relief formation, which corresponds to the direction of the vector of deformations associated with the Indo-Asian collision. The results obtained thus far may be indicative of the remote influence of collision on the orogenic activity and transpressional deformations in the Eastern Sayan since the end of the Miocene. Morphotectonic analysis has shown that the areas of Quaternary extension- related deformations in the Eastern Sayan are not a response to active rifting in the Baikal Rift Zone. The position and geometry of the subsided blocks and magma ruptures point to the fact that they form locally as extension structural elements near the strike-slip faults. The strike-slip and thrust faults are widespread and play the leading role in the development of the southeastern part of the Eastern Sayan.
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A.V. Arzhannikova, S.G. Arzhannikov, Marc Jolivet, R. Vassallo, A. Chauvet. Morphotectonic Analysis of Pliocene-Quaternary Deformations in the Southeast of the Eastern Sayan. Geotectonics, MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica, 2011, 45 (2), pp.142-156. ⟨10.1134/S001685211101002X⟩. ⟨insu-00667345⟩

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