Fracture interaction in the Gregory Rift, East Africa

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Vertical fracture is important, and fracture interaction is quite intensive in the Central Gregory Rift. Crack-branching and non-coplanar crack interactions in the rift are characterized for major and minor faults. These two manifestations follow theoretical and experimental angular relationships of fracture reasonably well. Mantle diapirism seems to have been responsible for both tensile (probably unstable) fracture, and block tilting, ultimately resulting in fault dips deviating from the vertical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-65
Number of pages19
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 10 Apr 1984


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