The neotectonics of the Zanjan-Kazvin area are dominated by the region-wide E-W trending left lateral strike-slip faults. These faults create restraining and releasing stepovers indicating strain partitioning. Instead of the NW-SE trending long range-parallel continuous thrust faulting suggested in previous studies, this paper demonstrates that there are E-W trending range-crossing left lateral strike-slip faults creating short range-parallel thrust faults in the restraining stepovers. Establishing this strike-slip-induced structural style might contribute to an understanding of the nature of the Elburz (Alborz) Mountains located between the Central Iran and Caspian blocks.
TOORI, MOOSARREZA and SEYİTOĞLU, GÜROL
"Neotectonics of the Zanjan-Kazvin area, Central Iran: Left lateral strike‐slip induced restraining stepovers,"
Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences: Vol. 23:
3, Article 2.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/earth/vol23/iss3/2