Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Solid Earth, 12, 2327–2350, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2327-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 2327–2350, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2327-2021

Research article 14 Oct 2021

Research article | 14 Oct 2021

Impact of basement thrust faults on low-angle normal faults and rift basin evolution: a case study in the Enping sag, Pearl River Basin

Chao Deng et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-92', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Chao Deng, 16 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-92', Daniele Maestrelli, 21 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Chao Deng, 25 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Chao Deng on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Sep 2021) by Federico Rossetti
RR by Daniele Maestrelli (08 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Sep 2021) by Federico Rossetti
AR by Chao Deng on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Sep 2021) by Federico Rossetti
ED: Publish as is (16 Sep 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
This study uses seismic reflection data to interpret the geometric relationship and evolution of intra-basement and rift-related structures in the Enping sag in the northern South China Sea. Our observations suggest the primary control of pre-existing thrust faults is the formation of low-angle normal faults, with possible help from low-friction materials, and the significant role of pre-existing basement thrust faults in fault geometry, paleotopography, and syn-rift stratigraphy of rift basins.