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Secondary Fracturing of Europa's Crust in Response to Combined Slip and Dilation Along Strike-Slip FaultsA commonly observed feature in faulted terrestrial rocks is the occurrence of secondary fractures alongside faults. Depending on exact morphology, such fractures have been termed tail cracks, wing cracks, kinks, or horsetail fractures, and typically form at the tip of a slipping fault or around small jogs or steps along a fault surface. The location and orientation of secondary fracturing with respect to the fault plane or the fault tip can be used to determine if fault motion is left-lateral or right-lateral.
Document ID
20030111237
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kattenhorn, S. A. (Idaho Univ. Moscow, ID, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-11495
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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