(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Structural analysis of the Húsavík-Flatey transform fault and its relationships with the rift system in Northern Iceland

published at : Magmatism and tectonics in Iceland. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The AA. present a revisited structural pattern of the Húsavík-Flatey Fault (HFF) in the Tjörnes Peninsula, based on the mapping of tectonic features using satellite images, aerial photography, and field structural analysis. They show that the HFF comprises several WNW-trending fault segments that localise both strike-slip and normal movements, agreeing with a transtensional deformation pattern. The observations are consistent with the successive formation of transform fault segments from south to north due to the northward development of the HFF together with the rift structures


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 18, no 1 [pp. 31-41]

Bibliographic references : 31 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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