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Lars N. Hansen, Michael J. Cheadle, Barbara E. John, Susan M. Swapp, Henry J. B. Dick, Brian E. Tucholke and Maurice A. Tivey Mylonitic deformation at the Kane oceanic core complex: Implications for the rheological behavior of oceanic detachment faults Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 14

Article first published online: 28 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20184

Key Points

  • The detachment fault is defined by a 450 m zone of mylonitic deformation
  • The fault deformed viscously and rooted at depths >7 km and temperatures >700oC
  • Variation among oceanic faults is due to water content and/or thermal structure

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