A comparison of the eastern and western sides of the Sea of Galilee and its implication on the tectonics of the northern Jordan Rift Valley

H. Michelson, A. Flexer, Z. Erez

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Abstract

The Sea of Galilee divides two Neogene basins which are characterized by largely continental clastic sequences and basalt flows. Stratigraphic differences between the two basins are discerned. A comparison of the stratigraphy of both sides of the Sea of Galilee does not support the postulated 107 km left-lateral movement. Although some small strike-slip faults might exist, most faults are of a gravity dip-slip type. A postulated ridge trending NNE, buried under the Sea of Galilee, might have had a stratigraphic influence on sediment distribution between the eastern and western sides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-134
Number of pages10
JournalTectonophysics
Volume141
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Sep 1987

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