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English to Russian translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Petroleum Eng/Sci / geology
English term or phrase:thin-skinned thrusting
Subsequent inversion of rift basins during compression leads to a suite of characteristic structures. Shortening may be accommodated by combinations of inversion of old normal faults, development of footwall shortcuts, thin-skinned thrusting, and block rotation. The geometry of thin-skinned fault systems is controlled by the architecture of the rift basin, with relatively competent footwalls forming barriers to the lateral propagation of detachments.