Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Research article
18 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 18 Jun 2020

Structure and kinematics of an extensional growth fold, Hadahid Fault System, Suez Rift, Egypt

Christopher A.-L. Jackson, Paul S. Whipp, Robert L. Gawthorpe, and Matthew M. Lewis

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Plate tectonics describes the creation, motion, and ultimate destruction of the Earth's continents and oceans. A key plate tectonic process is continental extension; this occurs when the Earth's plates are pulled apart to ultimately form a new ocean. Giant fractures (faults) accommodate plate stretching, although buckling (folding) is thought to be locally important. We use field data to understand how fracturing and buckling relate to each other, demonstrating they are spatially complex.