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Title: Dip-slip rate determined by cosmogenic surface dating on a Holocene scarp of the Daju fault, Yunnan, China
Authors: Kong, P
Fink, D
Na, CG
Xiao, W
Keywords: China
Slip ratio
Age estimation
Quaternary period
Geologic faults
Issue Date: 8-Oct-2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Kong, P., Fink, D., Na, C. G., & Xiao, W. (2010). Dip-slip rate determined by cosmogenic surface dating on a Holocene scarp of the Daju fault, Yunnan, China. Tectonophysics, 493(1-2), 106-112. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.07.006
Abstract: The Daju and Lijiang-Daju fault zones which bound the Yulong Mountains on its northern and eastern perimeters, respectively, are segments of a continuous fault system that bends at Daju. Uplift of the Yulong Mountains, the southernmost glacierized mountain range in Eurasia, resulted from the normal faulting characteristics of the fault system. Using cosmogenic surface exposure dating with 10Be and 26Al, we have measured bedrock exposure ages as a function of elevation along an exposed bedrock scarp of the Daju fault. 10Be and 26Al exposure ages increase monotonically with elevation ranging from 2.6 to 9.6 ka over the 51 m scarp length giving an average dip-slip rate of 7.5 m/ka during the Holocene period and a vertical uplift rate of 5.7 m/ka. The 5.7 m/ka Holocene uplift rate and supporting geomorphic features suggest that the uplift of the Yulong Mountains mainly occurred in the Quaternary. The fast slip rate and seismic quiescence for the recent 2.8 ka call attention to the possible recurrence of large magnitude earthquake events along the fault zone. © 2010, Elsevier Ltd.
Gov't Doc #: 3138
ISSN: 0040-1951
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