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Slip rate on the Dead Sea transform fault in northern Araba valley (Jordan)

Abstract : SUMMAR Y The Araba valley lies between the southern tip of the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. This depression, blanketed with alluvial and lacustrine deposits, is cut along its entire length by the Dead Sea fault. In many places the fault is well de®ned by scarps, and evidence for left-lateral strike-slip faulting is abundant. The slip rate on the fault can be constrained from dated geomorphic features displaced by the fault. A large fan at the mouth of Wadi Dahal has been displaced by about 500 m since the bulk of the fanglomerates were deposited 77±140 kyr ago, as dated from cosmogenic isotope analysis (10
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Y Klinger, J.P. Avouac, Najib Abou Karaki, L Dorbath, D. Bourles. Slip rate on the Dead Sea transform fault in northern Araba valley (Jordan). Geophysical Journal International, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2000, ⟨10.1046/j.1365-246x.2000.00165.x⟩. ⟨insu-01301465⟩



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